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17th February 2019

Goan Beef Chilly Fry V.1.

Goan Beef Chilly Fry

One of the many ways to make a goan beef chilly fry, this variant does not make use of any readymade sauces. The meat cut in strips adds a different texture as do the fried vegetables. Usually, Goans make beef chilly fry using roast beef, but try this one out. This variation of the Goan Beef Chilly Fry tastes equally good.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 20 Mins. + 30 Mins to Overnight (marination)

Cooking Time: 45 to 50 Mins.


  • Beef (boneless) – 500 gms.
  • For the Masala:
    • Ginger – 1 inch
    • Garlic – 12 to 14 cloves
    • Black Pepper Corns – 1 tsp.
    • Cinnamon – 1 inch
    • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp.
    • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
    • Vinegar – 2 tbsp.
    • Sugar – 1 tsp.
  • Onions (sliced) – 3 medium
  • Tomato (deseeded & sliced) – 1 big
  • Potatoes (cubed and soaked in salted water) – 2 small
  • Capsicum (cubed) – 1 big
  • Green Chillies – 2 to 3
  • Green Corriander – ¼ cup.
  • Oil – 2 tbsp. + for deep frying
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp.

Step 1:     Grind the ingredients listed under masala to a fine paste. Wash the meat and drain well. Cut into 1 cm strips. Apply salt, juice of 1 lime and the ground masala and leave aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 2:     Place the marinated meat in a pressure cooker and cook without the lid on low heat for 10 minutes. The meat will release its liquids. Add ¼ cup warm water, put on the lid and pressure cook on high heat till one whistle. Thereafter, reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 to 25 minutes more.

Step 3:     Let the pressure from the cooker release naturally. Open and cook uncovered to dry out any gravy left. Keep it dry, but juicy, don’t over dry. Leave aside. Deep fry the potatoes first and then the capsicum for a few seconds and keep aside.

Step 4:     Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a pan and add the green chillies and onions and sauté on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tomato, ½ tsp. salt and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat. Add the cooked beef and continue cooking covered on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Finally add the fried vegetable and green corriander on the top and switch off the heat.


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