Beef Curry


I’ve posted this beef curry recipe earlier too. Don’t remember?? It was actually a two-recipe post – Kappa Vevichathu & Erachi curry (Mashed Tapioca with Beef). But then, somehow I thought I need to do more justice to this beautiful beef recipe and give it, its own space. You can refer to either because it’s the same, other than the fact that I added potatoes in this one.



  • 1 kilo bobby veal or beef, cubed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 small onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 potato, cubed


In a deep saucepan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. To this, add the chopped onions and saute till golden brown. Later, add the small onions and saute again.

Add ginger garlic paste and chopped tomato and saute for another 2 minutes. To this onion mixture, add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and garam masala.  Saute.

Now add the washed and cleaned beef cubes and mix in the spice mixture. Add salt and 1/2 glass of water, cover and cook for about an hour  on low heat, or till the meat is almost cooked. 

Now add the cubed potatoes and cook both meat and potatoes together.  Or else, you can boil the  potatoes separately and then add it to the cooked beef and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

If you’re using a pressure cooker: after you mix the beef in the spice mixture, close the cooker, put the whistle and then cook on high flame for 3 whistles. After which, reduce the flame to low and cook for another 15 minutes.  Once done, add boiled potatoes to this cooked meat and let it simmer for 2 minutes..

Note: the cooking time can vary depending on how tough the meat is. So, adjust timings accordingly. Also, supposing you open the cooker after the said time, and you see the beef needs another 5 minutes of cooking…you can add the raw potatoes to it at this stage. You don’t need to boil it separately.

Adjust the salt, and Garnish with curry leaves.

Beef Curry is ready to be served with your choice of bread (paratha, appam, bread, chapathi, nan…), Kappa (tapioca), or even plain rice. And since we love it with Kappa, I’m leaving you with a picture of kappa n beef together 🙂


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One Response to Beef Curry

  1. Pingback: Kappa Vevichathu (Mashed Tapioca) | Renee's Recipes

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