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Chilli Beef Recipe


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Chilli Beef Recipe 

A Thattukada or ‘Street Vending Stall’ Style preparation of beef from Kerala. Served with Malabar Porotta, Chapathi or Rice; this is  Comfort Food at  its best. As with most of our recipes , Chilli Beef too is moderately spiced, To kick it up a notch, the amount of chilly powder may increased to suit your ‘fire-buds’.

Chilli Beef Recipe 

Cuisine: Indian
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 5
  •  1 kg beef (rib-eye steak is good), cut into small pieces, washed well and rinsed with 2 Tbsp Vinegar.

For the Marinade:

  • Juice of 2 Tbsp of minced shallots : extract simply by squeezing; may choose to wear disposable gloves
  • Juice of 1 Tbsp of minced garlic : extract simply by squeezing; may choose to wear disposable gloves
  • Juice of 1 tsp of minced ginger : extract the juice by squeezing and leave in a small container for upto an hour. The sediment(if any) will settle at the bottom. Pour out the top clear juice carefully ;we will only use this as the sediment may turn bitter
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp good brand meat masala powder – we recommend eastern meat masala
  • ½ Tbsp garam masala powder
  • ½ Tbsp Red Chilli Beef  Powder – you may opt to use  either kashmiri chilly powder or cayenne
  • ½ tsp Fennel/Aniseed Powder

Other ingredients:

  • 1 cup of onions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup garlic- smaller variety is best, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, copped finely
  • 1-2 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp green bell pepper/capsicum, minced finely
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 handfulls or more  of curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Meat Masala Powder
  • 1 Tbsp + a sprinkle of Chilly Powder
  • Coconut oil- preferred or oil to your taste


  • Prepare the ginger juice first as it is required to settle.
  • Wash the beef  thoroughly. Rub with vinegar to remove any meaty smell. Rinse out well and drain.
  • Prepare all the other marinade ingredients and marinate the beef for 1 hour.
  • Pressure cook for 10 steam whistles  or cook beef till tender.
  • Continue cooking to allow the moisture from the beef to evaporate without dying out the meat.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large wok, heat enough oil to saute all our ingredients.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and saute well till softened.
  • Add onions and saute.
  • Add the green chillies and curry leaves and saute well Add the green chillies and curry leaves and saute well  for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and keep cooking till the tomatoes cook down into a thick mixture. About 3 minutes.
  • Now add the meat masala and chilly powder and stir till aromatic.
  • Add the cooked meat and stir fry for a while till nicely coated.
  • Add a little water if needed to loosen the mixture and cook shortly.
  • Add the minced bell pepper/capsicum and stir once. Turn off heat and cover.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil separately and sprinkle some chilly powder in it. Allow to sizzle and then pour over our cooked meat. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, Then serve!


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