Chilly Beef | BDF | Beef Dry Fry Palakkad Style With Video


Chilly Beef is one of my favorite old time Kerala delicacies. I prepare Chilly Beef often for friends and relatives and serve it for parties. Also lovingly nicknamed Beef Dry Fry in Cochin area you find the dish quite popular with all age groups. In Palakkad area, you find the dish quite popular in Old Noorjahan restaurant and fort palace. BDF is a very nice snack, especially for parties. Beef is cooked first as big pieces and then cut into thin slices, marinated with spices, corn flour and deep fried. Please check out Beef Dry Fry Palakkad Style With Video for clear instructions. Beef Dry Fry should not be that spicy. It should be just medium spicy. The crushed chilly and the corn flour coating gives a special taste for the beef dry fry. Kerala is quite famous for its greenery, backwaters and exquisite food that always bounds me up with nostalgic memories. I love both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well and beef dishes always stand out both among natives and tourists as well.

Perhaps Kerala is one of the few places in India where you can relish beef dishes without any inhibition, be it a roadside stall or a luxurious hotel. Unlike the curry form, beef is best relished in a roast or dry fry preparation. The combination of Chilly Beef with Kerala Porottas is a favorite and very popular dish served in thattukadas. Thattukadas are economical and you discover common folks rushing to these roadside eateries. You find the dish served in star hotels too with same authenticity and love at exorbitant rates. Beef is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. Growing up children need protein rich food for growth and energy. You can explore a well detailed Beef Dry Fry Palakkad Style With Video here that can be easily prepared at home.


Kerala Beef Dry Fry

Chilly Beef | BFD | Beef Dry Fry Palakkad Style With Video

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • Pressure cook the beef slices with turmeric, salt and enough water. Keep the beef stock aside.
  • Cut the cooked beef into thin slices.
  • Add turmeric powder, pepper powder, crushed chilly, garam masala, chilly powder, soya sauce, vinegar, salt, kashmiri chilly powder, ginger, garlic and little beef stock to the mixture. Do not add water. Add corn flour little by little and mix it well. Add beef stock only if necessary and do not make it watery. Keep the marinated slices for 10 minutes aside.
  • Heat a pan with enough oil to deep fry the beef.
  • When hot enough, add small batches of beef and fry it. In a few minutes, it will be crispy. If it is fried in small batches, oil won't be absorbed much into the beef. When it is almost done, add curry leaves.
  • Transfer the fried beef slices onto a paper towel spread in a plate to remove excess oil.
  • Enjoy the Beef Deep Fry.


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