January 27, 2016

Beef and potatoes curry

This is one of the traditional kerala beef curry recipe that I have made for years the only change is adding a little meethi leaves towards the end as garnish. Try this out the additional meethi does add a delicious flavor  to the meat and potatoes . You  can always add coconut milk for serving as a breakfast dish or make it a little dry  , it goes well with naan or bread.

What U need :

What u need ~
Beef cut up-1 pound
Red onion - 1 cup chopped length wise
Garlic -1 tablespoon chopped fine
Ginger- 1 tablespoon chopped fine
Potatoes - 1-2 chopped cub size
Curry leaves- 7-8
Turmeric- 1 teaspoon
Chilli pwd -1 teaspoon (add spice as needed)
Garam masala- 1 teaspoon
Black pepper ground- 1 teaspoon
Meethi leaves dried - 1 tablespoon
Oil -2 teaspoon
salt to taste
Bay leaves -2-3

Garam masala ~
Cardamon seeds - 4-5
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Star anise -2
Clove - 4-5
Fennel seeds - 2 tablespoon

  • Clean and cut the meat in bite size pieces add 1/2 cup water , salt , pepper, garlic pods ,  bay leaves, few curry leaves cook in the pressure cooker till at least 2 whistles let it cool down

  • Meanwhile heat up a thick bottom pan, add 2 teaspoon Oil,  add the chopped red onions and curry leaves cook till translucent.
  • Add the chopped ginger- garlic till raw smell is gone.
  • Add the garam masala , black pepper, cook for few mins , then add the cooked beef.
  • As beef is going to take some time to cook so cover the pan and let it cook on low flame, be sure to be mixing it once in a while so that it does not get burnt .

  • Add the cub sized potatoes  let it cook down for 5-10 mins till the potatoes are done .
  • After the beef starts to sweat out the oil , add the dried meethi leaves  .
  • Add salt as per taste if needed , and serve with hot rice or chapatti. 
  • NJoy !
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