Pot Roast with gravy - Indian style

Pot Roast with gravy - Indian style created by Wobin

This is the regular Beef Roast recipe I have been enjoying since I was a child.

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  • Cook the beef with the ginger, garlic, red chillies, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds, salt and water in a pressure cooker for one whistle and then 45 minutes on slow.
  • Let cool.
  • Slice the roast into thickish slices or chunks.
  • Strain the liquid discarding the whole spices and other ingredients.
  • Squeeze out every drop so as not to miss out on any of the flavours.
  • Now heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry the onion till dark brown.
  • I hasten the process by adding a little sugar or 1/2 tsp soya sauce sometimes:0!
  • Add the pepper powder, as soon as you get the aroma of the pepper powder sauteing add the chopped tomato.
  • You can add a stock cube (beef) too at this stage but then you have to add less salt while cooking the meat. Add a little good red wine too for that extra depth and flabour.(I add rum but do not settle for it as I do if you can help it ;))
  • Add the liquid the roast cooked in and bring to a boil and then add the slices/ chunks of roast.
  • Add the tomato ketchup and the puree and simmer for around 5 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  • You can help it along with a little cornstarch if need be.
  • (I don't) Garnish with coriander leaves.
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  1. Wobin
    Pot Roast with gravy - Indian style Created by Wobin
  2. Wobin
    Defenllitly a different tasting pot roast. It didnt have that much flavor in my beef because I set the ginger and cinimmon on dry portions of the meat. I am thinking I might put it down in the juice next time so it aborbes into the meat. I also will flip the meat half way through cook time to make sure it all gets to simmer in the juice. I served with Recipe #310292 and lots of fresh cilantro. I added the optional wine and the bullion (I had a mishap with the roast juice and it ended on the floor). The dish was so tasty we will be having this often from now on. Thank you Girl from India!
  3. Cathy-O
    I was delighted to be able to duplicate the roast beef that we often eat at a local restaurant in Dubai. They definitely have your recipe Fay. The only mistake I made was to add a bit extra water for gravy that made it lose it's roast beef appearance, which is always dry. Won't make that mistake again. Thanks for sharing
  4. Poots
    Absolutely scrumpscious! I have never made an Indian beef recipe and I am amazed at how delicious this was! I cooked the beef in the oven like a pot roast, and I also skipped all the straining steps, since I toasted the spices and rubbed them into the meat. I wasn't sure what you meant by pepper powder, so I used a mixture of Paprika, Chili powder and Indian red chili powder. I wasn't sure how spicy all of this was going to be but BOY was it bang on. I didn't use ketchup (couldn't bring myself to put ketchup in an asian cuisine dish) so I used Chili suace instead. Servied it with some good quality basmati rice and more coriander leaves, (we love it), and I have to say this was one of the most delicious things I've ever made!!! THANK YOU. Louise
  5. CountryLady
    A delicious change from my regular onion pot roast! I served this with steamed rice & carrots. But I must confess that I cut back on the red chilies & the red chili powder since hubby is a bit wimpy. Thanx Fay!

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