Sunday, February 10, 2008

Beef Gravy

You will need:

  • 1 lb beef(cut into small cubes)
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Dry red chillies
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 big onion(2 medium onions)
  • 5 pearl onions(chopped roughly)
  • 5 garlic cloves(minced finely)
  • 1" ginger(minced finely)
  • 2 green chillies(chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil and salt as reqd (Use coconut oil for good flavour)
Step 1:

In a non stick frying pan add pearl onions and fry for 1 min. After that add cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper and red chillies one by one. Fry all these till nice aroma comes and keep it aside. In a mixie grind all these fried ingredients together.

Step 2:

Pressure cook the beef with some salt, turmeric, and with these ground mixture till the beef is cooked. You can go for baking also.

If baking, bake it at 350F for 1:30 hours. Better to add 1 cup water to this. Cover it with an aluminum foil. Make some slots/holes in the aluminum foil when covering.

Step 3:

After the beef is fully cooked take another non stick pan and add some oil in it. Fry the onions along with green chillies, curry leaves, chopped ginger and garlic. When the onion turns translucent or light golden brown color add tomato and saute it 2 more mins. Then add the cooked beef (along with the juice which you got after baking/ cooking the beef)and saute it till you get your desired consistency.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves(cilantro) and serve hot with variety rice or Indian roti like naan, chapathi.


Rahi said...

Thanks for this recipe Viji... Please post some more recipes with beef. I will try this and let u know my comment :-)

Vijitha said...

You are welcome Rahi.. Even we love beef. So i will come up with many recipes.Will be waiting to hear your results.