Ingredients for Nadan Beef Fry:
Beef : 1kg
Shallots : 1Cup, chopped finely / 2onions
Garlic : 5cloves, chopped finely
Ginger : 1inch piece, chopped finely
Green chilies : 3, sliced
Chili powder : 1tbsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2tsp
Coriander Powder : 2tbsp
Pepper corns : 2tsp
Cinnamon : 2inch piece
Cardamom : 4
Cloves : 5
Star anise : 2
Bay leaf : 1
Garam Masala : 1tsp
Fennel Powder : 1/2tsp
Eastern Meat masala : 1/2tsp
Curry Leaves : 2spring
Coconut Oil : 2tbsp + 2tsp
1. Heat a skillet/pan and dry roast the cinnamon, cloves, star anise, Pepper corns, bay leaf, chilli powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, garam masala and turmeric powder in the same order.Let it cool and then grind to make a powder. Add enough salt and marinate the beef pieces in this for 1hour.
2. Heat oil in a Pressure cooker and add bay leaf, curry leaves, shallots, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute well till everything turns to golden brown.
3. Now add marinated beef and combine well. Add eastern masala and continue to saute for 2minutes and close the cooker. Pressure cook the beef with 1/4cup of water for 3-4 whistles. Keep aside to release the pressure slowly.
4. Transfer the contents of cooker into a non-stick pan and saute well. When the gravy becomes thick and starts to leave from the sides add remaining coconut oil and fry till you get a dry , spicy and dark Kerala beef fry / Nadan Beef Fry.