Friday 6 May 2011

Beef Vindaloo

Vindaloo - yummm...just the name 'vindaloo' makes me hungry anytime. The first time I ever tasted it was when I made this Lamb Vindaloo and I can still remember the taste and the effect it left on my tastebuds :) And this beef version is equally awesome and tasty. Actually the lamb vindaloo I had posted earlier has more gravy and this is more like a dry version and also the spices used in this recipe are different. Do try it and believe me you will be craving for more.

Tradionally this fiery Goan dish is made with wine. But still substituting the wine with vinegar and blending the vinegar with aromatic spices gives this recipe a distinctive flavour.


Recipe source- Best Ever Indian cookbook

1 kg lean beef-cut into cubes,
1 tbsp cumin seeds,
4 dried red chillies,
1 sp black peppercorns,
cardamom seeds-from 5 pods,
1 tsp fenugreek seeds,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
1/2 tsp salt,
1/2 tsp demerara sugar,
4 tbsp white vinegar,
2 tbsp of cooking oil,
1 large onion-finely chopped,
1 tbsp ginger paste,
1 tbsp garlic paste,
1 tsp coriander powder and
1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

Put the cumin seeds,red chillies, peppercorns, cardamom seed, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds into a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Spoon into a bowl and add the salt, sugarand vinegarand mix to a thin paste. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a heavy pan and fry the onion for 10 minutes. Put the fried onions and the spice mixture into a food processor or a blender and make a coarse paste.

Now heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry the meat cubes for about 10-15 minutesuntil lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.In the same remaining oil add the ginger -garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes, add coriander powder and turmeric powder and stir for another minute. Add the spice and onion paste to this and fry for 5 minutes.Now return the beef cubes to the pan with 1 1/2 cup of water. Cover and simmer for around 1 hour or until the meat is tender. Serve hot with plain and yellow rice or with naan/chapathi.


You can just serve this with plain rice or if you want to serve as in the picture above. Infuse a pinch of saffron strands or dissolve little turmeric in a tbsp of hot water. And stir into half of the cooked plain rice and mix the yellow rice into the plain rice.


Suji said...

I dont eat beef, still am drooling at the color and texture of this beef vindaloo

Mélange said...

My God,such a splendid beef and thick with all those spices.The first picture makes me drool Faiza.

JishasKitchen said...

beef vindaloo looks perfect and yummy....loved the clicks, it made me drool...:)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Interesting d hot color..
first time to your space Faiza..wonder how I missed your blog this much longgggg..
awesome space with lovely recipe collection..great clicks..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Prema said...

Delicious Vindaloo,luks yum...

Priya Suresh said...

Real feast, vindloo looks simply inviting..

Suja Manoj said...

Looks spicy and yummy..makes me drool.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Faiza
How are you? Here after a long time. Vindaloo is my favorite and your recipe is bit different from the ones I know. I like it . I shall try it with mutton now and when I go abroad again, will try with beef.
Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Worthy of a try.

bristol plasterer said...

been looking for a nice recipe of this to try. Thanks for sharing this.



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