Nadan Beef Stew

Nadan Beef Stew Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

  1. Beef (preferably beef with little fat / chuck roast) – 1/2 kg, cubed

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Water – 2 – 3 tbsp

  1. Potato – 2 small, cut into large cubes

Carrot – 1 medium, cubed

  1. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp
  2. Whole spices – whole pepper corns – 1/2 tsp, cardamom – 3, cloves – 4 and cinnamon  stick – 1/2 inch
  3. Onion – 1 medium, thinly sliced and halved

Ginger – 2 – 3 tsp, thinly sliced

Garlic – 2 tsp, chopped

Green chilies – 5 or as needed, slit

Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs

Salt – To taste

  1. Medium thick coconut milk – 3/4 cup
  2. Freshly crushed pepper – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup

  1. Salt – To taste
  2. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Cashews and raisins – 2 tbsp each

Method

  1. Pressure cook beef adding the other ingredients numbered 1 for about 4 – 5 whistles till done.
  1. Boil water in a saucepan. Add cubed potato, carrots and cook for 5 minutes till half cooked. Switch off and drain the water. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Heat 1.5 tbsp coconut oil in a pressure cooker at medium heat. Add whole spices numbered 4. Next add onion, salt, ginger, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Cook until onion turns really soft. Add cooked beef pieces along with any gravy, cooked potato and carrot, 1/2 – 3/4 cup medium thick coconut milk and salt to taste. Cook covered over low heat for 15 minutes until the vegetables are completely cooked and beef turns soft. Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp freshly crushed black pepper and 1/4 tsp garam masala powder. Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup thick coconut milk, 1 – 2 tsp coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Mix well. Taste-check for salt. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes over low heat (do not boil). Switch off. Serve with plain white bread or palappam after 15 minutes.
     
  3. Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a pan. Fry cashews till light golden and then add raisins. Stir till cashews turn golden and raisins puff up. Pour this over the curry. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Enjoy the yummy mutton stew with plain white bread, appam, idiyappam, pathiri or chapathis.

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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