Beef Chilli Fry

10 Apr

This recipe of Beef Chilli Fry brought back a lot of memories during my teenage years. It’s a smart way to use leftover cooked beef like the one I used from my last weeks recipe Beef and Potato Curry. A simple 2 step process with just 3 ingredients. Leftover beef, onions and green chilli/ jalapeno. The flavor of the cooked beef and sautΓ©ed fresh jalapeno and onions give the recipe its distinct flavor and taste. what more can a cook who loves to cook easy delicious recipes ask for. You can eat it for brunch, side dish along a meal or be creative.

beef-chilli-chillies-fry-goan-recipe-south-indian-appertizer-ideasIn my earlier post I had mentioned that Indian breakfast are more savory. My childhood memories of breakfast are of fresh-baked bread, butter, cheese, eggs, salami (which is a smaller version of Italian mortadella) or chapatis (rotis). Plain Corn flakes where available in the 90’s and oatmeal was only when you were sick. My siblings and I enjoyed making this recipe on Sundays after church for breakfast. It was something different from the usual along with some cooked down leftover Goan Prawn curry.

beef-chilli-chillies-fry-goan-curry-roast-recipe-videoServing Size: 4-5


beef-chilli-chillies-fry-goan-ingredients-recipe-video2-3 cups of leftover cooked beef cubed

2 medium onions chopped length wise

2-3 devein green jalapeno (chilli) julienne

Salt to taste


In a hot pan add oil and saute the chopped onions and jalapeno (chilli) till the onions are translucent.

Next add the beef and saute gently till well mixed and heated.


Serve with bread or rice. Make a Beef Chapati Kathi Roll or Tortilla Roll.Β  As a mid-day snack serve it on a crostini or toasted bread. You could drizzle a yogurt sauce or some pico de gallo.


44 Responses to “Beef Chilli Fry”

  1. circadianreflections April 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    It looks delicious! I love the composition you made with the saute pan. Well done indeed!

    • Nandini April 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

      Thank You so much Deborah specially coming from you πŸ™‚

  2. Raymond April 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    Reblogged this on Encouraging Life and commented:
    Nice way to take advantage of leftover!

    • Nandini April 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

      Thank You Raymond for the re-blog. That was very kind of you πŸ™‚

      • Raymond April 10, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

        You are welcome πŸ™‚

  3. Renee's Bistro April 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

    This is a nice combo, simple yet full of flavor. I think this dish is perfect for a busy mama like me πŸ™‚

    • Nandini April 10, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank You Renne. It is a super easy dish for busy mama’s πŸ™‚

  4. Johanne Lamarche April 11, 2015 at 5:22 am #

    My favorite kind of cooking! Beautiful photos.

    • Nandini April 11, 2015 at 7:51 am #

      Thank You Johanne πŸ™‚

  5. deutschtrailer April 11, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    Mmmhhhh delicious, thank you very much and happy weekend Nandini….πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

    Do you not like my posts on my blog? …. 😦

    • Nandini April 11, 2015 at 7:57 am #

      Thank You so much and a Happy weekend to you too. I am sorry to have been missing your posts. I do apologize. As I have been getting online either much earlier or way later.

  6. Mr. Militant Negro April 11, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini April 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

      Thank You Jueseppi very much for the re-blog.

  7. therfpscribe April 11, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    Oh, brings back childhood memories. One of our favourites was Sunday morning (market day) breakfast of onion roti with potato and beef curry. It was one of the rare meals we were permitted to eat using our hands, and it was such a sensual experience, from tearing of the roti before dipping it in the curry, to licking the lightly salted grease off the fingers. Ah, happiness…

    • Nandini April 18, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      That is so awesome. Childhood memories are the best πŸ™‚

  8. fromthefamilytable April 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    The dish sounds delicious and surprisingly easy. The images are spectacular – especially the first one with the tack-sharp focus on the greens on top. I can almost taste it. Thanks.

    • Nandini April 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

      Thank You Darryl. I too was surprised the way that shot turned out. I guess it was my lucky day with my phone camera.

  9. Stanley Vincent Rodrigues April 12, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Hi Nandini!

    Beef chilly fry. This looks amazing. Will give this a go ASAP. The Mrs is back from Goa, refreshed. Looking forward to some delicious food. Bingo! Beef chilli fry is a good start. Thank You very much for this recipe.

    Kind regards

    • Nandini April 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

      Thank You so much Mr Stan. It is awesome to know that Mrs Stan is back and I am sure you must be looking forward to all the good food she will be making. Regards to you both. Take care.

  10. erkenly April 12, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    Wow! This looks wonderful! I am a “Hot stuff” baby, but I can stand a little spice so I am going to try this. I am all about easy-to-prepare meals, as I work 12 hour days, so I am excited to try this. It looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

    • Nandini April 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      Thank You so much. Please let me know how it comes out. You can de-seed the jalapenos to make it less spicier.

  11. Zita April 15, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Kiddos to u Nandini. All u’re recipes r so real & just like any goan home’s everyday cooking. There r a lot of blogs with goan recipes but they all have std popular recipes which represent Goan food which is nothing wrong but for everyday cooking & the real deal its coming back to your blog like actual way Coriander Chutney is made for sandwiches the goan way, Pumkin and Shrimp Goan Curry, Caldo Verde,Garbanzo with Xacuti Masala,Beef Chilli Fry, beef curry with potatoes,patties, goan beef stew, Goan Beef Roulade, Xinaneao Fry,Tisreo Xec Xec,Almondegas de Peixe, the type of fruitwe actually make at home, the steamed bread pudding as not everyone had an oven at home, moog dal gorcsem. THANK YOU & WOW! Just can’t wait for the bol, bolinas pinag the simple basic yellow prawns chilly fry, caldine made with big chunks of cabbage recipe posts by you. yum yum!
    It was gr8 talking to u last time, just like your recipes u sound so real, humble & down to earth. Love u gal!

    P.S. could not get the FB code u were talking about.

    • Nandini April 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Thank You Zita for your kind and encouraging words. Making these recipes has benefited me as it brings back a lot of great memories for me each week. I also get to share my heritage with my kids. The Facebook code expired but you can use the latest one I have that is till the end of this month. Code: “goanwiki711” offer 5% Off till April 30th. Let me know if you anything else πŸ™‚

  12. jessieheninger April 16, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    This is great. I’m always trying to find new ways to use up leftovers.

    • Nandini April 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

      Thanks Jessie πŸ™‚

  13. urbanmonique April 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    Hey, can I ask you to re-subscribe to Lost all our subscriber data in relaunch, dangit!

    • Nandini April 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

      Ok sure will do πŸ™‚

  14. urbanmonique April 16, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Thanks, Pal!

  15. rohangp April 16, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on Stop To Kiss The Flowers and commented:
    Very very tempting. Will try this out on Sunday

    • Nandini April 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

      Thank You Rohan for the re-blog. That was very kind of you.

  16. "A Curious Mind" April 18, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    I’m ‘Hungry’ now.. . πŸ˜‰

  17. Amuse Bouche: Costanza's Taste Tales April 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    This looks way too good to pass by. I will have to try this recipe one day. Looks mouth-wateringly good

    • Nandini April 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

      Thank You so much Costanza πŸ™‚

  18. cooklovenyc May 5, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    This looks absolutely delicious! and your presentation is absolutely stunning!

    • Nandini May 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words :-).

  19. Brienne Jamieson May 21, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    Sounds and looks yummy!

    • Nandini May 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

      Thank You so much Brienne πŸ™‚

  20. elenisempanadas June 5, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    That looks and sounds very similar to a Peruvian dish called Lomo Saltado. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes.

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

      You are so welcome Elenis and Thank You πŸ™‚ . Yes…. Lomo Saltado, I tried it for the first time this February. It was delicious at a Peruvian restaurant called El Rocoto in LA.

  21. Linda Creation June 7, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    Terrific & inviting

  22. wwwpalfitness September 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.


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