Kerala Beef Curry



Beef curry recipes are avaliable in all sites and blog. But this is a recipe which i tried and got a good result with nice thick gravy and real traditional(nadan) taste. I tried so many beef gravy recipes, But this is the one which impress my hubby who loves beef varities. The colour of this gravy is the colour of kashmiri chilly powder which i used and it is not too spicy. The recipe is so easy and can be prepared within 30-40 minutes. This is a easy and delicious kerala style beef curry. It goes well with ghee rice, appam, parotta, puttu and cgappathi.


Ingredients For Marrinating Beef

  • Beef-1 kg
  • Kashmiri chilly powder-1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1tsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Pepper powder-1 tsp
  • Corriander powder-1tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Vinegar-1tsp

For Gravy

  • Onion-4, big chopped
  • Tomato-1, cup
  • Curry leaves
  • Ginger paste-2tbsp
  • Garlic paste-2tbsp
  • Green chillies-5, split in lengthwise
  • Coconut oil-3tbsp
  • salt-to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1tsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1tsp
  • Kashmiri chilly powder-1tbsp
  • Corriander powder-1tbsp

How to Make Kerala Beef Curry

  • Clean Beef and cut into small, medium pieces. Remove all water content.


  • Marrinate the beef pieceswith the spices listed under’For marrinating beef’, and keep it for 30 minutes.



  • Cook the marrinated beef,without adding much water in a pressure cooker,and keep it aside.


  • Heat a sauce pan pour coconut oil, add fenugreek seeds and roast for 1 minute.


  • Add finely cut onion pieces. Cook onion until it becomes translucent. For that, you can add bit salt.


  • When the onion cooks properly add the ginger, garlic paste and cuury leaves.


  • Mix giner-garlic paste along with onion and stir well for 1 minute. Till raw smell diminishes. Now add green chillies and saute it also.


  • Add tomatoes also and mix well, till it mash.



  • Now add the masala powders. Stir well for 2 minutes, till raw smell disappers.


  • Now add the cooked beef and stir well.


  • Now add as much curry leaves and add 1tsp coconut oil which really helps to increase the taste and gives the flavours of kerala.


  • Serve the beef gravy curry with the rice, chappathi, paratha. It is best suited for ghee rice.