Monday, February 16, 2009

9. Beef In Chili Sauce




5 cm

700 g

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons


2.5 cm


dried red chilies, cored, seeded and chopped

small onions, chopped

piece fresh root ginger, chopped

lean beef, cut into bite-sized pieces

ground coriander

ground cumin

tomato ketchup



vegetable oil

cloves garlic, crushed

stick cinnamon

onion, sliced into thick rings



seeds from 3 cardamom pods, crushed

Method :

Put chilies in a small blender. Add 4 tablespoons hot water and leave until slightly softened. Add half of the small onions and half of the ginger to the blender and mix to a paste. Put beef in a large bowl. Add spice paste from blender, coriander, cumin, tomato ketchup, turmeric and paprika. Stir together. Cover and leave for at least 1 hour to marinate.

In a wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add remaining onion and ginger and garlic. Fry, stirring for 3 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in cinnamon stick and cardamom and stir fry for 1 minute. Add meat and marinade and stir fry for 5 minutes. Add 350 ml water and sugar and salt to taste. Cover pan. Simmer very gently for 11/4 hours or until beef is tender. Stir occasionally. Add onions rungs and cook for 3-5 minutes or until soft.

Serves 4-6

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