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.

    2. Super duper color and yummy curry..

    3. 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!

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

    5. I made this today and it was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

    6. What cut of beef should we use and can we use a regular cooking vessel instead of a pressure cooker but just cook longer?

      1. Hi Anita.
        try using chuck or stewing beef..

      2. I find that the flavour is better when its cooked in a regular pan than in a pressure cooker. Slower... but the wait is worth it :)

    7. Excellent recipe. I tried it and it came out amazing . Thank u .... Love u ....

    8. My only worry is im n africa n here we hav hotplatesnbcos of which pressurecooker is de best option here...but de recipe s fantabulous....yummy .aroma s unbelievable. .

    9. I can't wait to try this. About how long dies this take to make in the pan on the stove? Thank you!

    10. I normally do not cook, tried this recipe it came out soo good that 1/2 kg was not enough..

    11. I normally do not cook. Tried it today..came out soon good that 1/2 of was not enough...

    12. i made this curry and it ws awesom :)

    13. Tried this recipe..it was delicious.. just like my mom's beef curry.. thanks alot..your blog is amazing..

    14. firstly i have to say one thing...Thattukada dishes having a awesome taste for all..i am very happy with having food from thattukada more than that of hotel,restaurants etc..All dishes are looks like Homely Dish and its taste is also similar to home made dishes..i loved your blog..looks really nice.yummy..im tempting..

    15. Delicious Beef curry!
      It has the authentic flavour of the Kerala cuisine

    16. Hi

      I tried this and the curry is awesome. But the beef became a bit hard in the pressure cooker. My cooking time was only 15 minutes. So I cooked it again for another 15 minutes. But the texture didn't change much. Can you suggest me the cooking time in pressure cooker. I bought the curry cut beef.

    17. Tried it.. yumm!! I added some coconut cuts fried in coconut oil (I love coconut)

    18. Adipoli recipe :)
      My kids just loved it. Thanks for posting it.


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