Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beef Hot And Spicy

1 pound beef washed and cut into long strips
1 big red onion sliced 
2 green chillies sliced
5 capsicum coarsely cut
1 large tomato cut in small  chunks
4-5 cloves of garlic crushed 
1/2 inch ginger finely sliced
1-2 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon safron
A  few curry leaves
2-3 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon cummin seed
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon vinegar

Heat oil in a pan.Roast the cummin seeds slightly.Cook the onions,green chillies,garlic and the ginger until it turns pale in colour. Add the curry  leaves ,safron and curry powder into the cooking ingredients.Stir it well.Now add the beef and salt.Let it cook in a slow fire.Halfway through the cooking,add the tomato paste,the lime juice,vinegar and then the  water.Cook for another 5-10 minutes .Allow to simmer.When the gravy has thickened, mix in  the  capsicum and the tomato.Keep the pan covered.Turn off heat.Serve with steaming rice and a crunchy salad . 

Tip : You can add some colourful Bell peppers in the last stages of cooking for an extra appeal at the table.

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