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Dragon Beef Recipe - How To Make Dragon Beef

dragon beef recipe
Dragon beef or beef dragon is a restaurant style Chinese dish popular as an appetiser or as a side dish for fried rice. This sweet and spicy dish has all the flavours and the cashew nuts gives an extra nutty crunch.

I made these more than a couple of times to serve with fried rice and each time I make the dish got better and better...and a dish so delish should be shared with you. Okay, let me mention a couple of things, first of all the meat which we get here needs to be pressure cooked for atleast 20 mins as it takes that much time to cook. So, I had to pressure cook the meat and then marinate and fry it, but if the meat which you get cooks pretty fast you can directly fry them.

You can also make things easier by cooking and then marinating the meat a day before and refrigerate, what I meant is you can always plan and prepare.

For this dish, meat should be cut lengthwise; be it chicken or fish...yes! dragon fish is one of my favourite and the sad part is I do not get a chance to take pics to post here.

Spring onions gives the much needed flavour, so try not to omit them....a combination of flour and cornflour is needed to give the light crunch coating.

I do hope my video tutorial makes everything more clear.

How to make dragon beef, video tutorial.

Dragon Beef Recipe

PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 30 mins    |  AUTHOR::


  • BEEF: 500 GMS
  • Onion: 1, sliced
  • Capsicum: 1/2 sliced lengthwise
  • Green chilies: 2, slit
  • Garlic: 8 cloves, sliced
  • Ginger: 1 inch, sliced
  • Whole Kashmiri Chilies: 3-4
  • Pepper powder: 1 tbsp
  • Crushed Kashmiri chilies: 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts: 1 tbsp
  • Spring onions: 2-3 sprigs
  • Soy sauce: 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 3/4 to 1 tsp
  • Cornflour: 2 tbsp
  • Flour: 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli sauce: 1 tsp + 2 tbsp
  • Sugar: A fat pinch
  • Oil: 2-3 tbsp


  1. Pressure cook the beef with 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp vinegar, 3/4 tsp salt for 20 mins.
  2. Once the meat is cooked and if there is any stock left, dry it up and then transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Marinate the meat with 1 tsp red chilli sauce, cornflour, and flour. Mix this very well.
  4. Heat a kadai or wok with oil and add half of the marinated beef and fry and then keep aside. Repeat the same with the other half.
  5. Into the same oil, add in whole Kashmiri chilies (broken), cashew nuts, garlic, and ginger. Fry this lightly.
  6. Add in onion, capsicum, green chilies, and little salt. Stir fry it on high flame for 1 min. Add in pepper powder and crushed red chilli flakes, mix well.
  7. Add in 2 tbsp chilli sauce and 1 tbsp soy sauce, mix well.
  8. Once everything is nicely mixed, add in the fried beef and mix well. Add in a fat pinch of sugar.
  9. Lastly sprinkle spring onions.
  10. Serve with fried rice or as an appetizer.


  • You can decrease or increase pepper powder and chilies according to your taste.
  • Pls watch video for more tips and tricks.
  • dragon beef recipe is not gravy type.

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