This a traditional Kerala style Beef fry. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all because it is simply yummmy!! I had always made beef fry in a different style with lots of ingredients but then I never got this amazing taste. This recipe is simple and easy and has few ingredients. So here it is:

Servings: 3 to 4 persons


  • Beef – 1/2 kg (cut into 2″ pieces)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1tsp heaped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garam Masala powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Onion – 1 1/2 cup (sliced)
  • Shredded Coconut – 4tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 10nos.
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp


  • Take beef in a large bowl and add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, salt, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 cup onion to it and mix well. Leave aside for 20 mins or so.
  • Add about 2 tbsp of water to the beef and pressure cook till it is done. If there is water left in the cooker, heat again and evaporate off the water.
  • In a separate pan, heat oil and add the fenugreek seeds.When they pop add the curry leaves and 1 cup onion. Saute till the onion turns pink. Then add the shredded coconut and saute for 3 to 5minutes till the onion and coconut becomes nice and crunchy.
  • Finally, add this sauted onion and coconut into the cooked beef and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tsp of garam masala over it and mix till everything has been combined.
  • It tastes amazing with Pathiri and Pathal (Both are different types of rice flour pancakes).