Friday 27 July 2012

Chilli Beef - Indian Style

Chilli Beef is a hot and spicy, delicious recipe that goes well with any kind of Indian bread varieties, Dosa, Hot steamed/boiled rice, Fried rice, Pulao, Biryani, etc. It so delicious and will taste like any restaurant version curries, yet the preparation needs very basic ingredients that can be found in your kitchen pantry. Its a hot preparation but still you can alter the spiciness, by cutting down the addition of green chillies if you don't want the recipe to be too hot. You can use this masala as Pizza topping too, for a delicious desi masala flavored Pizza and also as a filling for kathi rolls. I have used tomato sauce and capsicum two ingredients that do not fit themselves into the Indian ingredient list, but still I have added them for an extra flavor, if you need the pure Indian version cut down these ingredients, use another extra tomato and prepare the same recipe. I prepared this recipe today and it was so good and a great hit too, just try it and you'll know. My brother is a very picky eater when it comes to non-vegetarian recipes, but today he could not resist but taste and he ate almost half of the preparation, its always the best proof in our family, when my brother eats more than usual, to make others know that the recipe was too yummy. Now lets move on to the recipe. 

(Serves 5)
  1. Beef - 500 grams
  2. Big onions - 5 (or 15 shallots)
  3. Capsicum - 2 (optional)
  4. Tomatoes - 1 (or 2 if not using tomato sauce)
  5. Green chillies - 8 
  6. Garlic - 5 cloves or pods
  7. Ginger - 2 inch long piece 
  8. Lemon juice - 2 spoons
  9. Tomato sauce - 4 spoons (optional; but using this gives a good flavor)
  10. Red chilli powder - 2 spoons 
  11. Coriander powder - 1/2 spoon 
  12. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon 
  13. Cumin seeds - 1/4 spoon 
  14. Fennel seeds - 1/4 spoon 
  15. Cinnamon stick - Small piece 
  16. Salt - As per taste 
  17. Oil - 10 spoons 

  • In a pressure cooker add the following and pressure cook on low flame for 30 minutes;
(Pressure cook)
1. Beef - 500 grams 
2. Water - 1.5 cup 
3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
4. Salt - As per taste
  • Meanwhile, chop onions, capsicum and green chillies finely. Peel skin and crush ginger and garlic and set them aside.
  • In a pan add oil, after it heats up add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds, crushed ginger and garlic and saute well until the raw smell leaves.
  • Then add finely chopped onions, salt and saute well till it turns translucent.
  • Then add chopped green chillies, chopped tomato and saute well.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, and stir well.
  • Now add tomato sauce, sprinkle some water and stir well. 
  • Then add chopped capsicum and stir for a minute.
  • Add the pressure cooked beef (Keep the excess water aside) and stir well check for salt and add if necessary. 
  • Now add the excess water (water remaining in the cooker) and let it cook on high flame until the water content reduces and the gravy thickens. 
  • Remove from flame and Serve!!

TIP 1: Add more onions to make the recipe taste good. Also the onions should be chopped finely. 

TIP 2: Reduce the addition of green chillies and red chilli powder if you don't want the recipe too hot.

TIP 3: Beef must be cooked for 30 minutes to kill all the microbes and worms present in it, also to make the meat softer. If you under-cook it it can cause worm infections. 

TIP 4: Green chillies and capsicum will enhance the aroma and flavor so don't omit them.

Spicy, Delicious and Lip-smacking Chilli Beef is now ready!! Try it out and am sure it will be a big hit!! Enjoy with Indian bread varieties, Hot steamed/Boiled rice!!

Linking this to Ramadan Friendly recipes, also to Lubna's "Joy from fasting to feasting event" and Priya snd Jagruti's Olympic game event.

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  1. Hi Divya ,

    chilli beef looks AAAwesome !!!

    Neat preswentation :)

  2. I don't eat beef, but seriously this is so delicious!! Ll make chili chicken and satisfy my craving:)

    1. Thanks Gauri, chilli chicken preparation differs from this one but you can try this method also I have posted a hotel version earlier check out that if you are interested!!

  3. Love your clicks and very neat presentation :)

  4. First time here....loved ur space....neat presentation and suoerb clicks....happy to follow...pls do visit my space and follow too...

    1. Thanks dear welcome to my space and do visit again, will surely visit your space :)

  5. Looks spicy and delicious..will try it out.

    1. Do try it out am sure you will love it :)

  6. chilli looks v tempting, thanks for sending it to my event and for using the logo

  7. Chili beef looks delicious.

  8. Chilli beef looks so tempting, lovely clicks!

  9. i dont eat beef.. but your presentation is too good.. would love to try it with chicken or mutton..

    1. Try it out with mutton Preeti it will be more apt with mutton/lamb :) Thank you dear :)


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