Thursday, 29 September 2011

Beef Stir fry...

For marination

Beef 2 lbs, cut to small bite size pieces
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Salt as needed

Marinate the beef with the above ingredients for 30 minutes at room temperature. Pressure cook this for 3 whistles and reduce flame to low-med and cook for another 8 more minutes. Switch off flame and allow the pressure to release by itself. You dont need to add water as the meat will ooze out lot of liquid during the cooking process. Set aside.

For roasting beef

Red Onions 2 big, chopped
Ginger 1’ piece, chopped
Garlic 5 cloves, chopped
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Green chilly 3 nos, chopped
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Corinader powder 5 tsp
Garam masala 1 ½ tsp
Fennel seed powder 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Thick coconut milk ½ cup
Coriander leaves a handful, chopped
Salt as needed
Oil 2-3 TBSP


Heat oil in a pan (med high) and sauté the chopped onions until golden brown in color. Now throw in the ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté for another few more minutes. Once the raw smell goes off, add the chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, fennel seed (perumjeerakam) powder, black pepper powder. Saute this until raw smell from powders are gone and everything is blended well. Now add ½ cup thick coconut milk. Reduce flame to medium and let the coconut milk gets reduced to ¾ volume. Add the coriander leaves and the cooked beef. Mix well and roast the beef till a black-brown color. Do a taste test and add more salt, if needed. Delicious beef fry is ready, but to add more taste we like to add sliced onions at this stage and sauté for 5 more minutes. Enjoy this with steaming hot rice

If you prefer add chopped coconut slices along with sautéing onions
Make sure you roast the beef until it fetches a black-brown color as in the picture
Adjust the heat as per your taste, as the taste of this dish is mainly from the blend of heat from green chilly, red chilly powder and pepper powder

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