Monday, March 12, 2012

KERALA BEEF FRY / Nadan Beef Fry

Kerala beef fry

Ingredients for Nadan Beef Fry:

Beef : 1kg
Shallots : 1Cup, chopped finely / 2onions
Garlic : 5cloves, chopped finely
Ginger : 1inch piece, chopped finely
Green chilies : 3, sliced 
Chili powder : 1tbsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2tsp
Coriander Powder : 2tbsp
Pepper corns : 2tsp
Cinnamon : 2inch piece
Cardamom : 4
Cloves : 5
Star anise : 2
Bay leaf : 1
Garam Masala : 1tsp
Fennel Powder : 1/2tsp
Eastern Meat masala : 1/2tsp
Curry Leaves : 2spring
Coconut Oil : 2tbsp + 2tsp

Kerala beef fry

Method :

1. Heat a skillet/pan and dry roast the cinnamon, cloves, star anise, Pepper corns, bay leaf, chilli powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, garam masala and turmeric powder in the same order.Let it cool and then grind to make a powder. Add enough salt and marinate the beef pieces in this for 1hour.

2. Heat oil in a Pressure cooker and add bay leaf, curry leaves, shallots, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute well till everything turns to golden brown.

3. Now add marinated beef and combine well. Add eastern masala and continue to saute for 2minutes and close the cooker. Pressure cook the beef with 1/4cup of water for 3-4 whistles. Keep aside to release the pressure slowly.

4. Transfer the contents of cooker into a non-stick pan and saute well. When the gravy becomes thick and starts to leave from the sides add remaining coconut oil and fry till you get a dry , spicy and dark Kerala beef fry / Nadan Beef Fry.


  1. I do not eat beef, but my husband would absolutely love this one...wondering if I can make this with pork? What would you eat this with? Parathas?

  2. My hubby would love this any time :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. @Suchi , SERVE HOT WITH RICE / CHAPPATHI.. you can make it with pork / chicken

  4. Drooling here. Too bad I am doing lent right now. Will try this after Easter :)

  5. Wow adipoli,kothiyavunnu..looks spicy and yum

  6. curry looks wonderful deliciously done

  7. Thanks for dropping by my space, hope to see you back.
    You have lovely recipe collections; I would love to try them in future.
    btw Beef Fry is looking perfect.
    Following you. :-)

  8. Hi, I reached your page while looking for Beef Fry as I enjoyed it on recent my trip to Kerala. Then I found your Beef Roast recipe. They are quite similar. What is the difference between "fry" and "roast" in this case? How the food should turned out to be at "roast" and "fry"?

    I tried your beef fry recipe and it was good to remind me of the street corner of Fort Cochin.

    I would appreciate if you could help me. Thank you!