Monday, December 12, 2005
Beef/ Lamb With Crushed Peppercorns
This one comes from one of Maya Kaimal's cookbooks. I just love her recipes & this one is really mind blowing.
1 3/4 lbs beef or lamb, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp corainder powder
Salt, to taste
1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp coarsely crushed fennel seeds
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground cardamoms
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsps minced ginger
2 tsp coarsely crushed black peppercorns
Chopped corainder leaves, for garnishing
In a medium saucepan, combine meat with water, corainder powder, salt, vinegar, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, ground cinnamon, cardamoms & cloves. Bring to a boil. Next reduce heat to low & simmer until meat is just cooked through. Drain meat & reserve the cooking liquid.
Heat oil in a kadhai. Add onions. Fry till they turn light brown. Add ginger, garlic & crushed peppercorns. Cook for a minute. Stir in the meat. Add the reserved liquid, a few tbsps at a time. Stir constantly on moderate heat until meat is coated with the sauce. The curry should be moist & not runny or dry.
Garnish with chopped corainder leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice or chapatis.