Spicy Beef Roast

Beef - 2 lbs
Sliced shallots- 1 cup
Green Chillies- 3, split lengthwise
Ginger - 2" piece, thinly sliced
Garlic - 4 cloves
Ginger-Garlic Paste- 2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp (add more if you desire more heat)
Coriander powder - 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Vinegar - 2
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Cilantro- 3 Tbsp, minced
Thinly sliced coconut - 1/2 cup, optional (I do not like coconut in my meat dishes, so I didn't add this)
Salt & Oil
Coconut oil - 2 Tbsp

To Grind

Cinnamon stick- 2" piece
Black Pepper- 1.5 tsp
Cloves- 6
Cardamom- 5
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Mace- 4 small pieces
Bay Leaves- 2


  • Dry roast the ingredients under To Grind and let it cool. Once its cool grind it to find powder and set aside
  • Wash the beef and cut it into small sized cubes and drain it nicely. Make sure when you cut beef, cut against the grains, otherwise meat will be hard after you cook
  • Marinate the beef pieces with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, 1 Tbsp coriander powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, curry leaves, vinegar, 1 tsp ground spices,  and salt.
  • Keep it aside for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Pressure cook marinated beef about 3-4 whistles without adding any water.
  • After all the steam escapes and its safe to open pressure cooker, open it and check and see if it has excess water. If it does turn on the stove and let it cook on high heat until all the water evaporates. (If you want to save the broth you can do so. It will be soooo good during cold winter nights. Yummmmm)
  • Heat oil in a pan, about 5 Tbsp. Add shallots, green chillies, garlic, ginger, and curry leaves and saute in a medium flame till the shallots turn light brown.
  • Add 2 tbsp coriander powder, few pinches of salt, and the remaining ground spice mixture and fry for another 3-4 minutes
  • Add cooked beef and mix well. Let it cook for about 5 minutes in medium flame, uncovered.
  • Turn off the heat, add coconut oil and mix well with the beef. Immediately cover the dish and let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving it hot.

  • Its best to use shallots than onions in this dish. If you prefer onions or don't have shallots at home, then use onion
  • If you are using coconut slices, fry them for about 3 minutes before you add shallots and other powders and set it aside. Add it to the pan along with cooked beef


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