Kerala spicy beef curry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Beef 750 g

Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

Pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

Shallots ( Pearl Onions) 6-7 Nos

Ginger a medium size piece

Garlic 4-5 cloves

Thinly sliced coconut 1/4 cup

Tomatoes 2 Nos

Coriander Powder 3 tablespoons

Red chilly powder 3/4 tablespoon- 1 tablespoons

Chopped corianeder leaves 1/4 cup ( Optional )

Curry leaves 1 stem

Star Anise 1 No

Cloves 4 Nos

Cardamom 3 Nos

Cinnamon stick 2 inch stick

Whole Peppercorns 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon

Fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon

Onions 2 Nos

Green chillies 3-4 Nos (Split Lengthwise)

Mustard seeds




  • Wash and chop the beef to small pieces and allow it to drain.
  • Then marinate the beef pieces with lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder and salt and keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile coarsely grind star anise, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorns and fennel seeds.
  • Then mix these ground spices with marinated beef pieces along with chopped shallots, crushed ginger and crushed garlic and cook by adding 1 1/4 cup of water till the beef pieces are cooked.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add thinly sliced coconut pieces and fry till it becomes slightly brown in color and keep it aside.
  • And in the remaining oil saute chopped onions and green chillies till the onions become light brown in color.
  • Then lower the flame and add 3 tablepsoons coriander powder, 1 tablepsoon red chilly powder and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and fry for about a minute.
  • But do make sure not to burn the powder. Then add chopped tomato and fry till tomatoes are nicely done.
  • Then add cooked beef and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves and fried coconut pieces and remove from the flame after 1-2 minutes.


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