Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spicy Beef Curry

Spicy Beef Curry Without Coconut Milk-

1 pound beef washed and cut into cubes
1 big red onion sliced 
2 green chillies sliced
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 turmeric
A  few curry leaves
A piece of lemon grass
2-3 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon cummin seed
1 cup water
2 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon vinegar
Juice of 1 Lime/lemon


Heat oil in a pan. Brown the beef slightly. Remove and keep aside.In the same pan,add cumin seed and sautĂ©  the onions,green chillies,garlic and the ginger until it turns pale in colour. Throw in the tomato chunks and cook it till soft.Add into it  the curry  leaves, turmeric powder  and curry powder.Stir it well.Now add the browned  beef,vinegar and water.Add salt to taste.Cook for another 5-10 minutes.Reduce  heat ,allow to simmer. Now mix in the  tomato paste and the lime/lemon juice.Keep the pan covered.It will take an hour depending on the quantity.Add more water if needed.Turn off heat.
Serve with steaming rice and a crunchy salad  or with a variety of vegetables.

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