Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs
this is a hearty meal that goes well with basmati rice. serve it with mango chutney
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- salt and pepper
- 3 1⁄2 lbs beef stew meat
- 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon cumin seed
- 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 red chilies
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 3 cups onions, vertically sliced
- 3 tablespoons minced peeled ginger
- 1⁄4 cup minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- combine beef with curry, salt, pepper, rub well, cover and chill 2 hrs heat corinder seeds and next 6 spices in a hot skillet, cook 1 minute until fragrant.
- remove and place spices in a grinder, grind well, add cinammon sugar and salt and set aside in a dutch oven, over high heat, add some olive oil and brown beef in batches, remove to a bowl reduce heat to medium add onions,and ginger, cook until softened add garlic, toasted spice mixture, paprika, stir well add beef, yogurt and remaining ingredients, bring to a boil cover, reduce to simmer and cook 1 1/2 hrs until done.
I'm new to curries, both eating and cooking, but thought that a beef curry would pass muster with the mister. I had no idea what I was doing; sent myself into a coughing frenzy when I threw the seasonings into a very hot pan right under my nose. Thought I had burned all the seasoning, didn't know if I was supposed to slice the beef thinly and, if so, when, was sure the yogurt would curdle and generally stumbled through the entire process. And guess what? IT WAS DELICIOUS! So, if I can do it, anybody can. Keep the hot seasoning away from your nose, slice the beef sometime before browning, and don't worry about the yogurt. It'll all be fine. Thank you, Chia. I had a lot of fun at the party.
Very, very bad. This is probably because of the large amount of sugar.