Beef Curry – The aroma of the spices is the first thing that get to my mind whenever I hear that. Especially the Kerala style beef curry that my amma makes. She won’t even use the garam masala powder – the spice powder mix – available in stores. Still it tastes so delicious and we will finish it by just one meal itself.
Even lots of variations of beef curry is made throughout the local places in Kerala. Today I am going to share the beef curry recipe made without the store-bought spice powder… Yes, I am using the real spices itself to make this curry. Usually, we serve it with rice or make biriyani whenever we buy beef. Beef with biriyani or fried rice is my husband’s favorite food combination. But I like it with plain Kerala matta rice.
Spicy Kerala Style Beef Curry
- 1 lb stew beef 1/2 kilo
- 2 medium size onion sliced
- 1 tomato chopped
- 2 green chilli sliced
- 2 tbsp ginger chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves chopped
- 2 sprigs of curry leaves
- 2 cardamom crushed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tsp fennel seed
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper powder
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1/4 tsp mustard seed
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 mint leaves
- Salt to taste
Cut the beef into small pieces. Wash 2 to 3 times and drain.
Add the drained beef into the pressure cooker.
Then add 1.5 of sliced onion, tomato, 1 sprig of curry leaves, green chilli, ginger, garlic, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, 1 tsp fennel seed, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, vinegar, mint leaves and salt into it.
Mix well with a wooden spoon. Marinate for 15 minutes.
Now pressure cook for 20-25 minutes or until the beef is well cooked, approximately 3-4 whistles, on medium heat.
Switch off the flame and let sit until the pressure drops. Now open and check whether done. If not, cook again for 5-10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan.pop the remaining fennel seeds and then the mustard seeds.
Saute the remaining onion until gplden brown. Then add the remaining curry leaves.
Now add the cooked beef along with the stock into the pan.
Stir and mix well. Cook on medium heat with occasional stirring until all the water content is evaporated.
Remove from heat. Serve hot.
This authentic beef dish from Kerala will definitely make you addicted. Try out and enjoy the spicy flavor. Let me know in the comments.