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How To Prepare A Delicious And Flavourful Beef Curry Using A Pressure Cooker
Delicious Beef Curry served with Rice
An Indian Beef Curry
Beef curry? Some of my readers who have read and tried out my other hubs on Indian recipes-pork vindaloo,chicken curry,chicken biryani request more recipes and one that tops the list is ,....you guessed it - beef curry! Beef is popular the world over, and most people only end up with a steak. So, here is an alternative to the usual way of preparation! Try the Indian curry version-you will not be disappointed! Yes, an Indian beef curry, flavourful and aromatic.
Beef 1/2 Kg
Chilli powder 4 tsp
Cumin seeds 3 tsp
Fennel seeds 2 tsp
Onions 2 medium ones
Garlic 10 pods
Ginger 1 inch piece
Green chillies 3
Vinegar 3 tbsp
PREPARATION I - Easy But Tasty Version
- Wash and cube beef pieces
- Grind the coconut to a fine paste.You may use dessicated coconut if readily available.
- Separately dry grind fennel and cumin seeds
- Onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies to be cut finely or if you prefer grind together with the vinegar
- Heat a pressure cooker and toss in all ingredients,salt to taste, and enough water to cover the beef and cook for 20 minutes
- When done, garnish with some freshly cut coriander and the juice of a lemon and serve hot with rice or breads.
PREPARATION II - Variation That Is More Flavourful
- Heat about 2 -3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pressure cooker
- Throw in some spices-2 inch piece cinnamon, 5 -6 cloves, 2 cardamoms, 4-5 pepper corns, 3-4 dried red chillies, a bay leaf
- Fry the chopped onions till transparent, add the ginger-garlic (either ground finely or cut finely). Fry well
- Add 2-4 chopped ripe tomatoes and continue stir frying till oil separates.
- Now add beef cubes and salt. Fry a couple of minutes
- Add water to cover the beef pieces
- Close lid and pressure cook for at least 20 minutes. (You may choose the cooking time according to the beef you get in your supermarket)
- Open lid and let the gravy thicken and then serve hot
In this variation, we are using tomatoes to thicken gravy instead of the coconut.