Nadan Beef Curry | How to make Kerala style beef curry | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Ready In: 45m

Nadan Beef Curry

Traditional Kerala style Beef curry

Nadan beef curry is one of the most famous side dish recipe of Kerala restaurants to be served with Kerala porotta. Beef recipes are the favorite dishes of we Keralites and there are many ways of making beef dishes throughout Kerala. Today I am going to share the recipe of Kerala nadan beef curry. ‘Nadan’ is the Malayalam word for traditional. I learned this recipe from my mom. My husband loves beef than any other non vegetarian items.

Our traditional beef curry and pathiri is very famous in Malabar side of Kerala. Here in this beef curry we are using one traditional masala powder. That gives a nice aroma to the curry. One point you need to keep in mind is always try to cook beef in low flame with very little or no water. Because beef already contains lots of water. So if you add additional water, the curry will be too watery which will reduce the taste. Hope you all will like this nadan beef curry recipe. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.


1/2 kg of beef
2 no of Onion
3 no of Tomatoes
2 tbsp. of Ginger garlic paste
5 no of Green chillies
2 springs of Curry leaves
A handful of Coriander leaves
A handful of Mint leaves
1 1/2 spn. of Chilli powder
3/4 spn. of Turmeric powder
2 spn. of Coriander Powder
3/4 spn. of Garam masala
1 tbsp. of Oil
Special Masala
3 no of cardamom
1 small piece of cinnamon
1/4 spn. of fennel seeds
4-5 no of fenugreek seeds


Step 01

Dry roast ingrediants given under Special masala.Grind to fine powder and store in air tight container.

Step 02

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 03

Add ginger garlic paste.Saute till raw smell goes off.

Step 04

Add finely chopped onion,green chillies and curry leaves.

Step 05

When onion get cooked,add chopped tomatoes.Cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Step 06

Add all the spices(Chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder and garam masala) and salt.Mix well and fry for 1-2 minute

Step 07

Add beef.Mix well for 1 minute

Step 08

Add coriander leaves and mint leaves. Add 1/4 glass of water and mix well.Transfer to pressure cooker.Cook in low flame till 9-11 whistle.

Step 09

Open pressure cooker and sprinkle special masala. Mix well.Close the cooker without putting weight.Cook for 1-2 minute

Step 10

Serve hot with rice,chappathi,roti,naan etc…

Comments (2)

  1. posted by plasterers bristol on November 24, 2016

    I love this curry, so tastey. Thanks for sharing.



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