Beef Curry


1 kg beef, cleaned
2 medium onions, sliced
1/2 cup shallots, sliced
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
3-4 green chillies, slit
1 small tomato, chopped
2 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
2 piece cinnamon
3 cloves
2 cardamoms
2 tsp chilli powder
3 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Cut the beef into cubes, clean and drain it in a colander and keep it aside.
  2. Heat a pan and dry roast chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and fennel powder on low flame till the raw smell goes. Keep it aside
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms and wait till it splutters.
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute till the colour changes.
  5. Add sliced onions, shallots and green chillies and saute well adding little salt till it become golden colour.
  6. Now add the dry roasted masala powder, mix well and saute till the oil starts coming out.
  7. Then add the cleaned beef along with tomatoes, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Adjust the salt.
  8. Saute the beef for about 10 minutes until it is well combined with masala. Add 1/2 cup of water and close the cooker and cook until the meat are soft and cooked.
  9. Switch off the flame and allow to settle for 15-20 minutes.. Serve hot with pathiri, ghee rice…

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