Beef Chaps / Chaaps


1/2 kg beef
1 big onion, chopped
2 tsp ginger, crushed
2 tsp garlic, crushed
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp vinegar
small piece cinnamon
4 cloves
4 cardamoms
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Cut the beef into pieces , wash it and drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  2. In a pan, dry roast cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and cumin seeds together and then powder it and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add chopped onion and saute well till brown.
  4. Add crushed ginger, garlic and curry leaves and saute well.
  5. Add cleaned beef and salt and mix well for 2 minutes.
  6. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and pepper powder and mix well.
  7. Add vinegar to this and mix well.
  8. Then add powdered garam masala ( step 2 ) and mix well.
  9. Add about 1/2 cup of water into this and cook covered at medium flame for about 7-8 whistles or till the beef is cooked well.
  10. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add curry leaves and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Remove it from the flame and serve hot with pathiri, ghee rice etc…

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