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Nadan Beef Curry

Kerala Beef Curry | Nadan Beef Curry

Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people


  • 1 kg Beef
  • 8 nos Dry red chillies Kollamulaku
  • 3 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 pieces Cinnamon(small) Karugapatta
  • 6 nos Cloves Grambu
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds Perinjeerakam
  • 1 cup Pearl onions Kunjulli
  • 2 nos Onions big
  • 10 nos Garlic pods small
  • 1 big Ginger
  • 2 nos Green chillies
  • 2 nos Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Coconut oil As reqd
  • Salt As reqd
  • 1 stem Curry leaves
  • 2 stem Coriander leaves


  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the dry red chillies and keep aside.
  • Fry coriander seeds, till its aroma comes out and keep aside.
  • Fry black pepper, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cumin seeds together and set aside.
  • Stir fry pearl onions, till they turn brown.
  • Blend all these fried ingredients in a mixer grinder.
  • Pressure cook chopped beef with turmeric powder, salt and the blended mixture.
  • Stir fry onions in the pan, till brown followed by green chillies, crushed garlic and ginger and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add these to the cooked beef and boil well.
  • When the curry turns brown, turn off the flame.
  • Garnish Nadan Beef Curry with curry leaves, coriander leaves and a spoon of coconut oil.
  • Enjoy the Kerala Nadan Beef Curry with porotta or chapathi or rice or tapioca.


You can visit this link Village Style Beef Curry and Kerala Beef Curry. You can also check out this link for an easy dish Beef Roast in Malabar Style.
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