Traditional Kerala Style Beef Curry

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Here is a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth Kerala Style Beef Curry with exciting flavors and a gorgeous aroma.
The making of this curry was exciting to my taste buds and emotionally enticing! Serve this up with plain rice and rotis. Do try!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Calories 829 kcal
Servings 2


  • 1/2 kg Beef cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion large, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Shallots finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
  • Coconut oil
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 2 Tomatoes medium sized, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp Pepper crushed
  • 2 tsp Chili powder I used Kashmiri chili powder
  • 3 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds powdered (perumjeerakam)
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • Curry leaves generous amount of
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Vinegar


  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker (You could alternately use a clay pot. Refer notes), and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, allow it to splutter.
  • Add chopped onions, shallots, curry leaves and tomatoes with a little salt. Stir well. Cover the wok with a lid and cook for 2 minutes and till tomatoes turn very soft.
  • Add in chopped ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chili and saute until raw smell goes away.
  • Into this add the kashmiri chilly powder, pepper powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, fennel powder and turmeric powder. On a low flame, stir well until the raw smell of the masala powders disappear.
  • Add the beef pieces along with vinegar and toss to coat the beef with all the masala. Add enough salt and water to cook the beef.
  • Cover and cook (with the cooker weight on) till beef is completely cooked and is tender. (the cooking time depends on the beef you have bought. My beef was cooked in 12 to 15 minutes.)
  • I like my gravy thick. So if you find the gravy is too loose, reduce it to make a thick gravy. Garnish with a few more curry leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Recipe Notes

  • If you are cooking in a clay pot, the beef needs to be slow cooked for a longer time.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 829kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 1475mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1627IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 9mg

Donna George
Donna George

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