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This is an easy and delicious Kerala style beef curry. Spicy nadan Beef curry preparation 🙂 It goes well with ghee rice, appam, parotta, puttu, and chappathi.

Check out other Kerala beef dishes:

Instant Pot Beef Curry
Beef Fry
Beef curry with potato and coconut milk
Beef Biriyani
Beef Cutlet



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  • Course Side Dish
  • Cuisine Indian, kerala
  • Yield 6 serving
  • Cooking Time 45 minutes
  • Preparation Time 15 minutes
  • Total Time 1 hour


1 Kilogram
Chilly Green
curry leaves
1 Cup
coriander leaves (optional)
1 1/2 Tablespoons
1 1/2 Tablespoons
pepper powder
1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder
1 Tablespoon
coriander Powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons
turmeric Powder
1/2 Teaspoon
garam masala
1 Teaspoon
fennel powder ( Perinjeerakam )
1 Teaspoon
3 Teaspoons


  1. Heat oil in a pan/pressure cooker. Add finely sliced onion, green chillies, curry leaves and salt. Saute until it becomes light brown.
  2. Grind together ginger, garlic, pepper powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, ani seeds powder, vinegar.
  3. Add this mixture and fry well.
  4. Add water and add enough salt into the gravy. Mix well.  Then add beef and mix it again.
  5. Cook it until beef is done. It would take up to 2 whistles normally. Onion gets mashed into the gravy, by this time.
  6. Add coriander leaves and boil till gravy has thick consistency as you desire. If you want to make it spicier, add some more pepper powder at this time. ** Coriander leaves is optional.
  7. Serve it with boiled rice, neychoru/ghee rice, appam, parotta, puttu or chappathi..  Enjoy 🙂
    Easy and delicious spicy nadan beef curry
Beef curry (Kerala style)
Nutrition Facts
Beef curry (Kerala style)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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