Sunday, 5 February 2012

Beef Balti








Beef Balti


500 g beef, sliced
1 red pepper,  sliced
fresh coriander leaves
fried shallots

1 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp garlic and  ginger puree
1 canned chopped tomatoes
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chilli powder
4 green cardamom
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper






Melt ghee in a large frying pan.
Add the onions and garlic and ginger puree and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, paprika, turmeric, cumin, coriander, chilli powder, cardamom, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to the boil, stirring, then reduce the heat and add the meat.
Add water, if needed, and simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the red peppers and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Adjust the seasoning if neccessary.
Garnish with fried shallots and fresh coriander and serve with Indian bread.