12th December 2018

Simple Beef Curry

Simple Beef Curry

The name says it all! Simple Beef Curry is a curry that you can cook up in no time. Eat with rice or kadak pao.

Serves: 6 to 8 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins. + 60 Mins. (marination)

Cooking Time: 45 to 50 Mins.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Beef – 1 kg
  • Onions (sliced) – 2 large
  • Tamarind (soaked in 100 ml hot water) – 1 large lemon sized ball.
  • Palm Vinegar – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Sugar – ½ tsp.
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 2 tsp.
  • For the Masala:
    • Cloves – 8
    • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
    • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp.
    • Corriander Seeds – 2 tsp.
    • Cinnamon – 1 inch
    • Black Pepper Corns – 1 tsp.
    • Garlic – 8 cloves
    • Ginger – 1 ½ inch
    • Light Green Chillies – 6 to 8

Step 1:     Wash the beef and cut into one inch cubes. Drain well and apply salt and vinegar. Leave in the refrigerator for at least 60 minutes.

Step 2:     Grind all the ingredients listed under masala to a fine paste.

Step 3:     Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and fry the onions till light golden. Add the masala paste and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on low heat.

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Step 4:     Add the marinated meat and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1 ½ cup warm water and put the pressure cooker lid on and cook on high heat till one whistle. After 1 whistle, lower the heat and cook for 25 to 30 minutes depending on the cut of meat.

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Step 5:     Let the pressure cooker cool naturally. Open the lid and add the tamarind water and ½ tsp. sugar. Add 1 to 2 slit and deseeded green chillies (optional). Check for salt and add if required. Cook covered with an ordinary lid for a further 10 minutes. Serve with fried potatoes.

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