How to cook Ata DinDin (With Fried Beef)

Hello Friends and Fellow Foodies

Once again I have come up with another video as requested by a few of how to cook this delicious stew called Ata dindin with fried beef. It is of Nigerian Origin that is widely enjoyed in many parties.

You can make this with either fried fish or fried chicken. The stew is meant to be very thick and sweet from the way it is prepared.

Guests at parties and events I have catered for have enjoyed this stew immensely. I have been frequently asked of how I cook this Souldeliciouz stew but I just have not found the time to put it together.

I have now and thank you for waiting. It will be so worth it once you make it yourself.

I am happy and chuffed when I get requests like these and more than happy to share this recipe with you all.

So enjoy!


How to cook Ata DinDin (Fried Beef stew)



To steam the beef

2Kg Beef (Beef steaks or Leg of Beef)

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Ginger powder

1tsp Curry powder

1 tsp Black pepper

2 Maggi cubes

Tomato mix

2 400g Tinned tomato plum

1 large Paprika pepper

10 Scotch bonnet peppers

1 Red onion

1-2 cups of Vegetable oil

1-2 cups of Palm oil

2 Maggi cubes

Half 1 tsp salt

6 Hardboiled eggs


Preparation time 10-15minutes                                Cooking Time 45 minutes-1 hour


  1. Add the spices and onions to the beef in a Dutch pot or Pressure cooker with about 1 cup of water and cook for 20-30 mins.
  2. Add more water to beef if the stock dries up
  3. While beef is cooking, go ahead and blend the tomatoes, peppers and onions
  4. Pour into another pot and cook for about 20 minutes or until it’s thickened
  5. Once beef is cooked to desired softness, drain stock and set aside
  6. Heat up your deep fryer and fry beef until very dry. Set aside
  7. Heat up a generous amount of vegetable oil 1-2 cups and a generous amount of palm oil 1-2 cups
  8. Do this in a well ventilated kitchen
  9. Pour in the Tomato mix
  10. Add the salt and maggi cubes and stir
  11. Add the fried beef
  12. Finally add the eggs, stir and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  13. Serve with white rice


Tips and Suggestions

You can use less scotch bonnet peppers or more as desired

Adding eggs is optional

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