My South Indian husband makes the best, melt-in-your-mouth, beef dishes. This easy Kerala beef curry is delicious and great if you are a beginner in Indian cooking. Make it quick and easy with a pressure cooker and serve with rice or chapatis!
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Easy Kerala Beef Curry
- 1 pound beef
- 1 piece ginger
- 3 pieces of garlic
- 1/2 onion – chopped
- 1 tomato – diced
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/3 teaspoon fennel
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (more or less depending on preferred spice level)
- Cut beef into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Mash ginger and garlic together to make a paste.
- Add coconut oil to pressure cooker.
- When the oil is shimmering, add bay leaf and onion. Fry until onions brown a bit.
- Add fennel, ginger/garlic paste, tomato, turmeric, coriander, and chili powder.
- Stir mixture until mixed well and soft.
- Add beef.
- Cover pressure cooker with lid and cook for 4 whistles (or according to your pressure cooker’s instructions).
- When finished, follow your pressure cooker instructions to release steam.
- Serve hot with rice (or chapatis, idlis, dosas, naan, etc.).
We have this pressure cooker and use it all the time for just about everything.
You can eat this curry with dosas or idlis – see links below to recipes for each.
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