Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beef curry

To continue on the comfort food trail, here's a recipe that screams comfort to me (and no potaotes involved!!!). This beef curry recipe is so easy to make and so full of flavours it will knock your socks of !! Although my very good friend Y. who makes the most delicious pakistani dishes might not say the same...but she's the queen of curries, so let's not compare.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan, when hot, brown the beef stirring occasionally. Add 3 chopped onions and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed pepper flakes (to give it some bite) and continue to fry. When well browned add 1 heaping tablespoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric powder, 3 garlic cloves chopped, 1 tablespoon (or more) of grated ginger and 3 cardamome pods. Let all the spices cook for a minute until fragrant then add a 14 oz can of crushed tomatoes and 2 BIG tablespoons of plain yogurt. Let cook until meat is tender (I cook mine in my pressure cooker and it takes only 20 minutes). At the end add hopped fresh coriander and serve with basmati rice and naans.

See nothing hard there, but the dish is awesome and very tasty. Bon appetit..

Beef Curry

1/2 lbs of beef (cut of your choice)
3 medium onions chopped
1/4 tsp of crushed pepper flakes
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 tbsp of curry powder
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp of tumeric powder
1 tbsp of grated ginger
3 cardamome pods
1 14oz can of crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp of plain yogurt
chopped cilantro