Beef and Potato Roast

Beef potato roast

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

Recipe courtesy – Adapted from Suriyani Cookery by Bava R Lukose

1. Beef – 750 – 900 gm, cut into medium cubes and rinsed well

2. Cloves – 4

Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch

Fennel seeds – 3/4 tsp

Ginger – 1 inch piece, roughly chopped

Garlic – 5 large cloves, roughly chopped

Shallots / kunjulli – 5 – 6

Whole black pepper corns – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder (medium spicy) – 1.5 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

2. Vinegar – 2 tsp

Water – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Salt – to taste

3. Potato – 2 medium, cut into medium pieces

4. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Shallots – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced (or big onion – 1/2 cup, sliced)

Garlic – 2 large, sliced

Curry leaves – A few

Method

1. Grind all the ingredients numbered 2 to a fine paste.

Put the beef pieces in a pressure cooker and add the ground paste, salt, 2 tsp vinegar, few curry leaves and 1/4 cup water. Mix well. Cook for 4 – 5 whistles or until soft and done. Open the lid after 10 – 15 minutes when the pressure releases. Bring to a boil and add potato pieces. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until potato pieces are 3/4 th done and switch off.

2. Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, a pinch of salt and cook until lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two. Add beef along with the gravy and  a few curry leaves. Cook over medium or medium-high heat until water is mostly evaporated and potatoes are cooked well (do not over cook), about 6 – 8 minutes. Check for salt. Add a pinch of garam masala powder if required. Switch off. Serve with rice or porotta.

Beef potato roast

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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