Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Meat Curry with Potato Recipe

Ingredients :

1.5 kg

1/4 cup

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

6 cloves

1 tablespoon

3

1 1/2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

3 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

750 g

2 tablespoons

Skirt or other lean stewing steak

Oil or 2 tablespoons ghee

Black mustard seeds

Fenugreek seeds

Garlic, chopped

Finely chopped fresh ginger

Medium onions, finely sliced

Ground turmeric

Ground coriander

Ground cumin

Chili powder

Salt

Vinegar

Garam masala

Extra vinegar

Potatoes, peeled and cubed

Chopped fresh coriander leaves

Method :
  • Trim steak of fat and gristle and cut into small cubes

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry the mustard seeds until they pop.

  • Add fenugreek seeds, garlic, ginger and onion and fry over medium heat.

  • Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon, until onions just begin to brown.

  • Add turmeric and fry for a minute longer.

  • Add coriander, cumin and chili powder and stir for a minute or so.

  • Then add salt and vinegar and stir until liquid dries up.

  • Sprinkle in the garam masala and mix well.

  • Add the cubed meat, stirring so that all the pieces are coated with the spice mixture.

  • If there is much of the spice sticking to the base of the pan, add the extra vinegar and stir, scrapping as much as possible from the base of the pan.

  • Reduce heat, cover with well-fitting lid and let meat and spice mixture simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until meat is tender.

  • Depending on the type of meat used, it may be necessary to add a little water.

  • Add the cubed potatoes, cover once more and cook for 20-25 minutes or until done.

  • Sprinkle with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or Indian bread.

 

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