Beef popularly known as the package of ten essential nutrients; mainly protein and amino acids.However ,categorised under red meat so people with high cholesterol to be warned of the adverse effects..We tend to have beef recipes twice in a month or lesser at home. (prevention is better than cure :-)
But when beef is cooked, my hubby feels hungry from the time the pressure cooker starts whistling..My mom used to prepare it very good(her recipe) with an additional flavor of fried coconuts.I love picking up those fried coconuts from the curry.My curry doesn't touch the peak point of my mother's recipe,but I shall say it tastes good.
beef 1.74 lb(approx 800gms)
turmeric powder 1/2tsp
for the gravy
onion 2 sliced or 1 large
coconut sliced thinly 2tbsp
pearl onion 5-6 cut into halves
coriander powder 2 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste 2tsp
kashmiri chilly powder 2 tsp
garam masala powder 1/2 + 1/2 tsp
shallots 3-4 sliced
coconut oil 2 tsp
curry leaves a sprig
Wash the cube sized beef thoroughly under running water and place it in a large sieve(to drain out the water for 15 minutes.)Marinate using the above ingredients(marination) except that garam masala (mix half part only) should be added.Keep for half an hour.(optional step,if you don't have time omit this step)
In the mean time ,place an iron skillet on medium heat and pour oil.Saute the ginger garlic paste and stir till the raw smell vanishes.Add the onion,coconut slices and pearl onions till golden brown.Add the kashmiri chilly powder and coriander powder on low flame and saute until raw smell disappears,put off the stove.
Take a pressure cooker ,add the marinated meat,cilantro chopped and the gravy mix that was just sauteed.Add 1/4 cup of water(or no water as beef leaves out water),cover and cook till 3 whistles.(increase the cooking time as per the meat).Open the cooker after the pressure is released.Place the cooker on medium heat,adjust salt and wait till the gravy thickens if its very watery.
Heat a pan and add oil for tempering.Add sliced shallots,curry leaves, left over garam masala.Saute till shallots turn pinkish brown in color,pour over the curry.Spicy beef curry is ready to serve.
Servings 4 adults as side dish
* Add a tomato if you like the sour flavors in beef .
* Add ginger and garlic shredded if you like the flavors that way.
* I always grind me garam masala with pepper powder in it,if you have garam masala without pepper powder add 1/4 tsp of pepper powder adds flavor.
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