A beef curry without curry? Yes! Because it’s you who makes the curry ;) You are going to use coriander, turmeric, cumin, pili-pili peppers (hot peppers) and a little bit of weak vinegar! At the end, you are going to add some coconut milk which is going to bring everything together wonderfully :-) Its taste is strong but not intrusive, and it’s very-very pleasant, even surprising ;-) Give it a try, it’s rather easy to make :-) You just need to have the spices :-) Your turn!In two words:
- 500gr of beef for stew
- 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
- 2 small “pili-pili” peppers (or dried chili peppers)
- 1 generous pinch of mustard seeds
- ½ teaspoon of white balsamic vinegar
- 2 + ½ teaspoons of water
- 1 medium size onion
- 1 medium size clove of garlic
- 4 teaspoons of olive oil
- ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel or coarse salt
- 10 turn mills of Kampot black pepper
- ½ cup of coconut milk
- 230ml of hot water
- Peel and chisel finely the onion
- Peel and slice in small dices the garlic
- In a mortar, add the spices and the dried peppers sliced in small pieces (without the seeds), and crash everything together
- Add the vinegar and the water and stir everything together
- Slice the meat in small pieces
- Heat up a pan
- Add the onion and stir constantly until it starts to shine and has no more humidity
- Add the olive oil and stir together the onion and the garlic until they become a bit brown
- Add the spices and stir to help them release their perfumes
- Add the meat and stir everything together
- Add the hot water and stir
- Add salt and pepper and stir one last time
- Put the lid on and cook for 1h in low heat
- After one hour, normally the meat will be ready, if not, continue to cook with the lid on and add some water if necessary
- Once the meat cooked, remove the lid and cook a little bit, to help evaporate any remaining water
- Add the coconut milk and cook a little without the lid, as to help the sauce thicken
- Serve with a bit of rice and enjoy!
- It’s really good!
What’s the story behind this recipe?
I really love Indian food because it has plenty of aromas and is sometimes quite spicy (a thing the I adore even more)! This is an old recipe and contains an ingredient that I did not manage to order in time and taste it, but I will and make the recipe again, and I will tell you all about it ;) This secret ingredient is called fenugreek , and it’s used quite often in Indian food, the thing is that I cannot imagine its taste, and all descriptions I found did not helped me at all :-( But, as I told you, I will order the thing and will do the recipe again ;-)
Another thing that makes me laugh about this secret ingredient, is its name fenugreek :-)because it has the word greek in it, so it triggers my imagination even more :-) It’s really funny to find something Greek in Indian food!
The dish is really good, so go ahead and make it the name of God!
It’s up to you!
A recipe I found in an old edition of an Indian cooking book!
o-o C'est si bon ! o-o