17th May 2021

Daddy’s Fried Beef

Daddy's Fried Beef

This is something that I remember my Dad make and hence the dish is named Daddy’s Fried Beef. It is pretty simple to make – all you need it a good cut of beef. The fried beef turns out flavorsome as the beef is cooked in its own juices.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 30 Mins + Marination

Cooking Time: 25 to 30 Mins


  • Beef (undercut) – 500 gms
  • Pepper (freshly ground, slightly coarse) – 1 tbsp. or more
  • Ginger Paste – ¼ inch (grind to a paste)
  • Garlic Paste – 8 cloves (grind to a paste)
  • Bancal Sauce – 3 tbsp.
    • OR Worcestershire Sauce – 2 tbsp.
  • Lime – 1 medium
  • Butter – 1 tbsp. (optional)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp.

Step 1:     Slice / cut the meat. Wash and drain well. Tenderise the meat using a meat mallet. Marinate with salt, lime juice, ginger-garlic paste, Bancal sauce (or Wooster) and pepper powder for at least an hour.

Preparation of Daddy's Fried Beef

Step 2:     When the meat has marinated, heat the oil in a pan. Place the meat slices on the pan and sear on both sides on high heat.

Preparation of Daddy's Fried Beef

Step 3:     Add ¼ cup hot water and cook covered on low heat for 15 minutes till the meat is done (cooking time depends on the cut of meat).

Step 4:     Once the meat is cooked, keep the lid open and let all extra juices dry out.

Preparation of Daddy's Fried Beef

Step 5:     Add the butter (optional) and turn the meat over to coat with the butter. Switch off the heat. Daddy’s Fried Beef is ready to serve 🙂

Daddy's Fried Beef
Daddy's Fried Beef


  1. What is Bancal Sauce? Sounds interesting. Better than Worcestershire sauce. Please post the recipe of Bancal Sauce. Thank you

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