Nadan Beef Chilli

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  1. Beef – 500 – 600 gm, cut into large cubes
    Salt – 1/4 tsp
    Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
    Water – 2 – 3 tbsp
  2. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 – 1.5 tbsp
    Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 – 1.5 tbsp
    Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
    Red chili paste – 1 tbsp (You can replace it with kashmiri chilli powder)
    Crushed chilli flakes / chathacha vattal mulaku – 3/4 tsp
    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
    Corn flour / corn starch – 3.5 tbsp
    Soy sauce – 2 tsp
    Lemon juice / vinegar – 1 tbsp
    Salt – 2 – 3 pinches or as required to taste
  3. Oil – To deep fry
  4. Green chilies – 8, slit
    Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
    Garlic, skin on – 4 – 5 cloves, crushedMethod

    1. Pressure cook beef adding the remaining ingredients numbered 1 for 2 – 3 whistles (do not overcook).

    2. Open the cooker after 15 minutes. Cut the beef pieces into thin strips as shown in the pic below (discard the stock or reserve it for using in gravies).

    3. Combine beef pieces with all the ingredients numbered 2.

    4. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry beef pieces in 2 – 3 batches for 3 – 4 minutes until browned (do not over fry). Drain on to a paper towel. Fry green chilies, curry leaves and crushed  garlic for a minute or two. Drain on to a paper towel and toss with fried beef. Serve immediately.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • hello maya,
    All your recipes are superb.
    I belong to the group of people who started cooking after marriage.When I ask my mom about any recipe she will tell it in her own measurements, for a novice it was not easy to follow.

    Luckily I landed on your blog and saved.I have tried so many recipes from your blog. Palappam both ways with rice flour and raw rice are the one I always follow till to the date.Your Baked chicken nuggets , fish nuggets, errisery are daily affairs at my kitchen. If I listed all of them , it will become your recipe index.

    Apart from your recipe, photos and videos, I like your simple humble nature.
    Already you have two cookbooks on your name , featured multiple times in popular magazines like Vanitha -still you will talk like a common girl in the kitchen.

    If I wouldn’t have find out your blog, how I manage the kitchen god knows. My family is lucky that I found your blog-otherwise they were the people who would have suffered.

    Best wishes for your culinary journey.


  • Hi Maya,
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family! Love your recipes .. I swear by your site and everything I try out turns out perfect and reminds me of home 🙂
    Question about this recipe – what type of oil do you use here? ( can’t wait to try it!)
    Thank you for all the lovely recipes!!

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