Beef Curry

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


Step 1 (Marinade):

  • 2 pounds of beef, cut into cubes
  • 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves

Step 2 (Grind):

  • 2 tbsps. ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsps. garlic, minced
  • 2 tsps. kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tbsps coriander powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp fennel seed

Step 3:

  • 1⁄4 cup of oil (sometimes you may need a little more oil)
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves
  • 1 small green chili, cut in half and slit
  • 1 tsp of vinegar
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp salt

For Tempering:

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil *
  • 1⁄2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 stalk of curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chilies,


Step 1:

  • Clean the beef with 1 tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of salt.
  • Combine all ingredients and marinate the beef and set aside for about half an hour.
  • Cook the marinated beef on medium heat for about 30 minutes. (May need to add 1⁄4 cup of hot water if the water in the pot dries up during cooking.**

Step 2:

  • Grind all ingredients well with 1⁄4 cup of water, and set aside.

Step 3:

  • In a pan, add oil.
  • And when the oil is hot, add the coconut slices and cook until slightly brown.
  • Remove from oil and set aside.
  • In the remaining oil add the sliced onions, curry leaves, and green chili.
  • Add salt.
  • Sauté until the onions are slightly brown.
  • Add the ground spices that are set aside.
  • Sauté well for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and mix well.
  • Keep covered until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the cooked ingredients to the beef, add a cup of hot water and, mix well.
  • Add more water if needed.
  • Cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the beef is well cooked.
  • Turn off the heat.

Step 4 (Tempering):

  • In a frying pan, pour 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add mustard seed when the oil is hot.
  • When the mustard seeds start popping, add whole red chilies and curry leaves.
  • Sauté for a minute and add to the Beef Curry.
  • Mix well.



Beef Curry goes well with Rice, Chapati, Appam, etc.
*I prefer coconut oil for tempering, but you can use any oil.
**You can cook the beef in a pressure cooker if you prefer. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the beef.
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