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Spicy Beef Masala...

Here's an easy beef masala recipe. Tonio likes beef, in fact he's crazy about any kind of meat, and this spicy flavourful beef was over in no time at all. So getting started, in a pan heat some coriander powder, chillie powder, a little turmeric, pepper powder and garam masala powders. (Vary the amount of spice powders depending on the amount of meat.)
Here are the roasted spice powders...
Now grind the spice powders with ginger and garlic paste.
Just saute the beef in a pressure cooker, till they lose their pink colour. Then drop in the masala paste, add salt and enough quantity of water.
Pressure cook the meat till it's tender, about 8 to 10 whistles.
In another pan, heat a little oil and saute two or four onions, sliced. (I used extra onions cause I'm not fond of beef and the onions coupled with the nice spicy masala would make a great meal with chapathi.) Slow fry the onions till they are slightly caramelized or till they get a brownish tint, then add the cooked beef to it and keep stirring everything around till it thickens. I know it doesn't look all that great here, but keep stirring the goey mess on high flame till you get a nice almost dry beef masala as seen below.

There you go, some tasty spicy beef masala. This masala is awesome, the caramelized onions with the beefy masala was pretty good. And like I said, the beef vanished quickly... Tonio just kept chewing them away. Well, if you love beef then you have to try this out.

Comments

Beth Niquette said…
Oh, Karen--this sounds SO great--and the pictures are wonderful, too.

They make my mouth water. (grin)
BackStage said…
Finally I get a good beef recipe.. I always screw beef dishes because I am not a big fan of them.. Only my husband is so 'll try this out..
Ciccia said…
You made me nostalgic for India. I love Indian food. I'm Sicilian but my husband is Japanese so I cook a lot of Asian food, even Indian because we lived in New Delhi for 10 years. I can almost taste this beef masala, it looks so good! I'm following you right away! My daughter (hungrycaramella.blogspot.com) loves Indian food, the spicier the better, so I'll tell her to follow you too!
Heidi Robb said…
I've yet to succumb to the purchase of a pressure cooker, but you are truly tempting me with this delicious-looking recipe!
Karen Xavier said…
Beth, :) hope you try this out sometime.

Gibsy, he'll probably like it like Tonio did.

Cicccia, thanks for stopping by. I've never been to New Delhi, I live in Madras... glad that you all like Indian food, you guys sounds pretty cool! Will check out your daughter's blog.

Heidi, hi there... pressure cookers are quite common here, it's the easiest way to cook. You dump everything in and the food gets ready pretty quick! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to hear from you again.
thelittleloaf said…
I find it so hard to take nice photos of things like curry - they taste and smell so good but often end up looking like a big brown mess! I think your pic does justice to the dish - delicious home cooked curry with all those lovely spices and a caramelized finish. Yum!
Halcyon said…
I don't love beef, but the sauce looks really good.
littlemuch said…
that looks delicious kavi. could u pls give me specifics on the quantity of masala and water pls? It will be the first time I'll be cooking beef (or anything substantial for that matter)
Hello Karen:
We are absolutely hopeless in the kitchen and so, unfortunately, we shall just have to content ourselves with looking longingly at your pictures and imagine the taste of your most delicious looking Beef Masala.

We love Indian food but have never had the opportunity to visit India and to try it in its authentic setting. Perhaps one day...

Thank you so much for visiting our blog since that has enabled us to find you. We have signed up as Followers and have enjoyed reading your eclectic and interesting posts.
Zeba said…
I am going to try this one some timw soon.
Tina Joshua said…
Hi Karen,

Tried your recipe today. Tasted so yummy.... Thanks!!
I really need to hit up the spice aisle. This looks like something the husband and I would really love!

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