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Chilli Beef Recipe - How To Make Chilli Beef Recipe

Chilli beef recipe - how to make chilli beef (restaurant style).

chilli beef recipe

Restaurant style chilli beef recipe
is a family favorite and easy to make at home too. Beef chilli or chilli beef can be made with very less/little oil and beef pieces need not be fried at all. Chilli beef is one of the most popular indo-chinese dish in Kerala.

What I like about this chilli beef recipe is the ease at which it can be made and beef pieces are not deep fried and that makes this a favorite.

Chilli chicken is another popular indo-chinese dish; and my chilli chicken recipe is also made with very little oil and the best part is the chicken pieces are not fried, if you have not tired my chilli chicken recipe, pls do ASAP.

This recipe can be served with fried rice, Naan or even with Indian flat bread/ roti.

Chilli beef recipe:

Chilli Beef Recipe - How To Make Chilli Beef

PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 25 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  chilli beef recipe  


  • Beef : 400 gms
  • Soy sauce: 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli sauce: 1 tsp
  • Crushed pepper: 3/4 tsp
  • Onions: 2, cubed
  • Capsicum: half, cubed
  • Ginger: 1/2 inch, sliced
  • Garlic: 6 cloves, sliced
  • Beef stock: 1/4 cup
  • Water: 1/4 cup
  • Cornflour: 1 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt and extra pepper as needed
  • Chopped spring (green onions): 1 tbsp (to garnish)


  1. Cut the beef into thin strips. Add them into the pressure cooker and top with 1 tbsp soy sauce and salt.
  2. Pressure cook for 20 mins ie after the first whistle simmer the fire for 20 mins.
  3. Heat a kadai or pan with 1 tbsp oil and add in sliced garlic, ginger, green chilies, and onions. Stir fry for two mins and remove to a plate.
  4. Add in the cubed capsicum and stir fry for a min or two. Add in a fat pinch of salt and pepper and then mix (toss) and remove them to another plate.
  5. Add in 1 tbsp oil and then add in the cooked beef. Keep aside the beef stock which we need to make the gravy.
  6. Once the beef is heated up, stir fry for a minute and then spread the beef to the sides so that the oil will come in the middle. Into the oil in the middle, add in 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder, mix it well and allow the chilli to get roasted lightly so that the raw flavor diminishes. Remember to put the flame on low.
  7. Add in 2 tbsp tomato sauce, mix well. Add in 1 tsp soy sauce and red chilli sauce, mix well. Add in 3/4 tsp crushed pepper and mix well.
  8. Add in the stir fried onions and capsicum; sprinkle a fat pinch of salt and pepper and mix well.
  9. Mix cornflour with beef stock and water. Add into the curry, allow it to heat up and simmer for a minute. Garnish with chopped spring onions and switch off the flame.
  10. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.


  • If you like more gravy you can add little more water; adjust to your taste.
  • For more tips and notes, pls watch my video
  • Since beef has some water content, I did not add extra water; but if you feel you need to add water, you can add 1/4 cup while pressure cooking.

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