Beef and Potatoes Curry with Coconut Milk / Beef Palu Curry with Potatoes



Beef – 1 kg

Potatoes – 2

Onions – 2 sliced

Ginger – 2″ piece chopped

Garlic – 4 chopped

Green chillies – 6 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Coriander powder – 4 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 2 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Thin coconut milk – 2 1/2 cups

Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Vinegar – 3 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp



Clean and cut the beef (preferably with bones) into 2″ size pieces.  Boil, peel and quarter the potatoes.  Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves.  Fry till the onions turn light brown in color.  Add all the spice powders and fry till the aroma comes out.  Now pour the thin coconut milk into the cooker.  Also add the beef, vinegar and salt.  Mix well and close the lid and cook till done.  Let it cool.   Open the lid and add the potatoes.  Simmer for about 5 minutes till the gravy is thick.  Now add the thick coconut milk, mix well and put off the fire.  Serve hot with appam, puttu, idiyappam, rice, bread, rotis or parathas!

I used Maggi coconut milk powder to make the coconut milk.  Use coconut oil if you want the authentic ‘nadan’ taste!

  1. Wow, lovely gravy its so tempting and inviting… Sure it should taste great with Puttu and appam slurrp slurrp!!!

  2. erve this to me with apooms to soak up all the gravy.
    So so yummy delicious.

  3. Ramya, you are right…it goes well with puttu and appam. Thanksss! 😯

  4. my husband is gonna love it!!!! 🙂

  5. Slurp! Delicious with rice, good one Lissie! 🙂

  6. Happy, come over…and I will serve you appam and beef curry..with lots of gravy! 😛

  7. Gravy looks yummy. Nice touch with coconut oil .

  8. Thank you SuperChef…I am sure your husband will love it! 😯

  9. Thanks a lot Ashaji for your kind words! 😀

  10. Yes Vicky, the gravy tastes really great with coconut oil in it! 😛

  11. i just made it… it’s brilliant!!! thank you so much…

  12. Hi
    Am starter with cooking, ur recipes are really great..tried an really came out well..thnx for uploading…and this beef curry would be our yummyy..

  13. Hi Thushara,

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Glad to hear that you liked Nadan Beef Curry. Please do try my other recipes too and let me know about the outcome..

    Happy cooking,

  14. Great and quick! Will try this out tonite!Thank You!

  15. How do you make THIN coconut milk powder and THICK coconut milk powder with maggi coconut milk powder??

  16. I have tried to make beef curry, but was not tasty at all and then i found your beef curry rcp which turned out to be simply superb.

    Thank you so much

  17. Thank you SuperChef… am a bachilor me & my frnds like dis dish tax u very much ; mar ivanios college 3rd yr economics boyz (2010-13) batch 😉