Homemade beef Kala bhuna recipe

beef kala bhuna recipe

Beef Kala Bhuna is a traditional spice recipe. It is a famous dark recipe that comes from the Chittagong district of Bangladesh. But, for its rich flavor and taste, it is found in the whole Indian regiment country including Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. 

Basically, Kalabhuna is a traditional recipe that is served during Mejban. Mejban means serving food to guests. The people of Chittagong, Bangladesh is very famous for serving their guest. They spend a lot of money and effort to serve. That’s why they make this food very caring and too much aware of its taste. Also, many foreigners and visitors come to Chittagong only to eat this Kalabhuna. For its rich flavor and taste, many people make this food at home too. I have collected the easiest and simplest recipe for this Kalabhuna which is very easy to make and anyone can make this recipe only following a few processes. I have provided all of the process stepwise. 


What is Kalabhuna?

Kalabhuna is a special recipe of meat that included some extra masala, oil, and spices into it. That extra masala and spices make this meat black and something like frying meat.

The word Kala means black, and Bhuna means ‘Roast’. So, “Beef Kala Bhuna” means, “Black Beef Roast”. Basically, cooked beef is something brown in color. Also, frying and grilled beef, are also the same. But the Kala bhuna is black in color, which is different from both the traditional cooked and grilled meat. That’s why this special recipe is called Black Beef Roast. 

It takes some extra time to make this Beef Kala Bhuna. This extra cooking period ensures that their spices reach all the pieces of meat in the deep. Some of the local people call it Kalia, which is also the same in meaning. We can make this Kalabhuna with different kinds of meat. But beef is most preferable to make this recipe. And most people make this with beef. Because beef meat has more texture and softness than other meat. But some people use goat,  sheep, buffalo, and other halal animal meat to make this recipe. But beef meat is most preferable and delicious. 

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beef kala bhuna

beef kala bhuna


beef Kala bhuna ingredients

  • 1 kg meat
  • 5 cups of oil
  • 25 cup onion paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of Coriander powder
  • 5 teaspoons of paper
  • 2 pieces of Cinnamon
  • 3 pieces of cardamon
  • 5 kg of potato

Kala bhuna beef-making process

  1. First of all, take a pan to cook the meat. Cut the meat into small pieces. Wash the meat well.
  2. After that put all of the ingredients into the pan except the potato. Put half of the oil into the pan at that time. Separate another half beside.
  3. Mix the meat with the ingredients well. Put the same water as the meat into the pan. Put the pan into the stove. When the water will dry, less the heat of the stove.
  4. Then, take the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into 2 slices. Fry the potatoes in the oil a very few times.
  5. After that, put those potatoes into the pan of meat. Mix them with a stick and cook them for a while. Make sure, they do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  6. When you will get a smell of cooked meat, then put some water into the pan and cook for a while.
  7. Finally, when the water will dry out, put it out from the stove. And it is ready to eat.

Try another beef Kabab recipe. 


When Kala bhuna is served?

The beef Kala bhuna recipe is a popular dish in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh. In most traditional programs like marriage ceremonies and birth ceremonies, this Kalabhuna is served. It is usually served with rice, polao, etc. But sometimes, some people eat this with bread and num too. The dish is made by slow-cooking beef in a mixture of spices, which gives it its distinctive flavor. If you want to try something new and authentic, then this recipe is definitely for you!

People serve it in most traditional programs including marriage ceremonies, birth ceremonies, the Anniversary of death, etc. Especially, wealthy and influential people make this conventional recipe.