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beef curry or beef gravy

beef curry recipe, beef gravy

Simple beef curry to be eaten with rice or phulka or chapati.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Curries
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 2 -3
Calories 400 kcal


  • 250 gms beef/ red meat
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions (finely sliced)
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/ haldi
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
  • 2 teaspoon freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoon freshly chopped methi leaves/ fenugreek leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kali mirch powder/ black pepper corn powder


  • Firstly, clean the beef well and wash it well.
  • Take a pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
  • Add the sliced onions, add slit green chillies, saute until onions turn soft.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, saute for few minutes to get rid of raw smell.
  • Add beef and roast until the color of the beef changes and make sure to roast well.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes into the beef.
  • Add dry spices such as salt according to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder.
  • Mix well and cook the tomatoes and the masala on low flame.
  • Oil should start appearing at the sides.
  • Add water, stir well and pressure cook for 1 whistle on high flame and 3 whistles on low flame or pressure cook until the beef gets 90% tender.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Reduce the steam.
  • Remove the pressure cooker lid.
  • Add the potato cubes, stir well.
  • Cover the pressure cooker lid, give one more whistle.
  • Switch off the flame and let all the steam escape.
  • Add the fresh coriander leaves and methi leaves.
  • Add garam masala powder and kali mirch powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes on low flame until it becomes gravy like consistency.
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot.
  • Serve with rice or roti.


  • If this curry is tried using slow cooking method, then follow the same procedure in the recipe but just keep slow cooking until the meat tenderizes rather than pressure cooking and then add boiled potatoes to make the recipe cook quickly.
  • Rest of the ingredients can be added as mentioned in the recipe.
  • Adding methi leaves brings out the real flavors of the curry but if fenugreek seeds are not available then it can be skipped but they give out a good taste to beef curry.
  • Another simple way to make beef curry would be by slow cooking the beef in curd and fried onion paste along with some whole spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf.


Nutrition Facts
beef curry recipe, beef gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.