Beef Pepper Curry Recipe

Beef Pepper Curry Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

1 kg lean stewing steak, cut into 5 cm cubes

2 teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons black pepper, ground

1 tablespoon cilantro, ground

2 teaspoons cumin, ground

1 teaspoon fennel, ground

1/2 teaspoon turmeric, ground

2 medium onions, chopped finely

3 cloves garlic, chopped finely

1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger

3 fresh red chilies, seeds removed and sliced

10 curry leaves

2 strips pandanus leaves

1 stem lemon grass (white part only)

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 cups thin coconut milk

1 tablespoon ghee

1 cup thick coconut milk

 

Method :

Beat the meat lightly with a mallet and season with salt and pepper. Use a dry pan and roast the cilantro, fennel and cumin separately. Add the cilantro to the meat. Set aside the cumin and fennel. Add the spices into the meat in a saucepan with all the other ingredients except roasted cumin and fennel, ghee and the thick coconut milk. Bring slowly to the boil, reduce heat and simmer with a lid, until the meat is tender. Add some water if the gravy thickens too fast. Remove the gravy into another pan leaving the meat in the pan. Add the ghee and let the meat fry in it for a few minutes. Add the roasted cumin and fennel to the thick coconut milk. Mix into the cooked gravy, before pouring everything to the pan with the meat. Continue to simmer uncovered over a very low heat until the gravy is thick. Serve hot with steamed white rice and other accompaniments.

 

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