Nadan Kerala Beef Fry


Introduction to Nadan Kerala Beef Fry

Nadan Kerala Beef Fry cooked in an authentic style, stands out as a unique and delicious signature dish of the Christian community in Kerala. Regularly appearing during festive gatherings, the dish is a favourite in the South Indian state. Often relished as a snack, it complements main course dishes like appams, porotta, and dosas. Its flavour can be fiery hot or mild, catering to different tastes.

Preparation and Cooking Techniques

Cubed beef pieces are first pressure cooked in a spicy masala mixture. Later, they are fried or slow-roasted with seasonings, onion pieces, and curry leaves. Our recipe, detailed in simple sentences, is easy for newcomers to follow. The taste of the beef fry dish depends on the beef cut. Fattier beef enhances the dish’s flavour and reduces oil usage.

Spices and Slow Cooking Importance

Using freshly ground garam masala, chilly powder, and coriander powder is recommended. Although slow cooking enhances the taste, pressure cooking is faster. However, for tougher beef cuts, longer cooking is necessary. Ensure the beef is well cooked and gets a nice black colour from slow roasting.

Cultural and Current Significance

Despite India’s changing political landscape regarding beef consumption, Kerala remains a haven for meat lovers. Thattukadas in Kerala still serve hot porottas with Nadan Kerala Beef Fry. This dish is a highlight at marriages and festive occasions. Kerala’s cuisine, known for its greenery and lush paddy fields, is rich in non-vegetarian dishes like beef and seafood.

Nutritional Value and Personal Reflections

Beef is nutritious, offering protein and essential nutrients. It’s particularly beneficial for growing kids. However, those with higher cholesterol levels should consume it cautiously. This dish is my all-time favourite as a Malayalee, evoking warm, nostalgic feelings. It’s easy to prepare, requiring minimal ingredients.

Enhancing the Dish

Ground spices are crucial for the dish. They elevate the dish’s taste significantly. The use of onions, ginger, and garlic forms the base, adding aroma and flavor. Adding coconut slices or bits introduces sweetness and crunch, reflecting Kerala’s culinary heritage.

Conclusion and Serving Suggestions

This Kerala Style Beef Fry, a symphony of flavours, is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re new to Indian cuisine or a seasoned aficionado, this dish is sure to delight. Enjoy this authentic delicacy with your family, and let its rich blend of spices, tender beef, and coconut bits transport you to the heart of Kerala’s vibrant culinary scene.  

beef fry

Kerala Beef Fry | Beef Ularthiyathu

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people




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Response (22)
  1. S
    Sudi February 17, 2007

    5 stars
    Excellent. Its come out well. Thanks

  2. B
    Bin July 8, 2008

    5 stars
    I am not a regular cook, since my wife is away and I took that as an opportunity learn new things and impress her when she comes back. It turned out to be better than my wife cooking. thanks for the recipe

    It was quiet spicy, tsb mean tea spoon or table soon, maybe my calculation went wrong in that

  3. M
    Merina September 13, 2007

    5 stars
    Yummy and Tasty!!!This recipe turned out well.!! 🙂

  4. J
    Jackie September 5, 2007

    5 stars
    Amazing ….best with beer…..N` joy.
    My first beef fry…..Thanks a lot.

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