19 February 2014

Thattukada Style Beef Curry / Nadan Beef Curry

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Thattukada style beef curry

Recipe adapted from : Marias Menu,you can find the original recipe here.
Spicy Kerala style beef curry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4
  1. Beef,cut into cubes- 1/2 Kg
  2. Onion,sliced-2 medium
  3. Ginger ,finely chopped- 1 tsp
  4. Green chilies,cut vertically- 2 nos
  5. Curry leaves-3 to 4 sprigs
  6. Water-1 cup( or as required)
  7. Coconut oil- as required
  8. Salt- to taste
To grind together:
  1. Ginger,chopped-1 tbsp
  2. Garlic,chopped-1 tbsp
  3. Kashmiri chili powder-3/4 to 1 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  5. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  6. Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
  7. Cinnamon - 1" piece
  8. Cloves-2 nos
  9. Cardamom-2 nos
  10. Star anise- 1 small
  11. Whole black pepper- 1/2 tsp

  • Combine all the ingredients listed under ' to grind together' in a blender.Grind it to a paste.
  • Heat oil in pan/pressure cooker.Add sliced onion,ginger,green chilies and curry leaves.Saute until onion turns translucent.
  • Now add the ground masala and fry until oil starts to seperate.
  • Add beef and mix well.Add water and salt to taste,cover and cook until beef is done.Uncover and cook for few more minutes or until gravy turns thick.
    • Serve with rice /porotta /puttu or tapioca.
    • Adjust the quantity of black pepper according to your taste.
    • Garnish with green chilies ,if desired.


    1. kidilan!. Lovely tasty beef curry. Nice colour.

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    3. Super duper color and yummy curry..

    4. I tried this recipe today and it came out soooo well !!! I love cooking but don't always enjoy eating what I cook but this was one of the best curries I have tried...Keep posting new recipes :)

      1. Thank You Kirthana!!!glad that you enjoyed it..this is one of my fav too..
        Happy cooking!

    5. hey really awesome recipe...it came out sooooo well
      thanks a lot nd pls keep posting more wonderful recipes for non cooks like me :)


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