One-pot Beef Stew

One-pot Beef Stew

One-pot Beef Stew
  • Boneless beef cubes 700g (you can always cook beef with bones, just make sure its without fat)
  • Onions big 4 to 5 sliced
  • Tomato 1 big sized diced
  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • Ginger Garlic paste 1tbsp
  • Salt, Red chili powder and turmeric to Taste
  • Whole Garam Masala (all spices)
    *Whole black pepper 1/4th tsp
    *Cardamoms (green) 6 to 8
    *Cinnamon stick 1 whole
    *Black cardamom (bari elaichi) 3
    *Cumin seeds 1tsp
    *Button red chilies 6 to 8
    *Bay leaf (tez patta) 2 pieces
  • Oil 3/4th cup or as much as required
  • Freshly chopped coriander for garnishing
  • All spices powder 1tsp
  • Water 1 liter or as required for cooking beef
  1. Heat oil on a medium heat and add the whole garam masala (all spices).
  2. Roast quickly till aroma spreads and then add GG paste.
  3. Stir quickly, then add salt, red chili powder and turmeric and mix them well.
  4. Add beef cubes and cook it well for 3 to 4 minutes till color changes.
  5. Add sliced onions, diced tomatoes and water to the pot and cover it. Let it cook for straight 2 hours on a medium heat if you’re cooking in a regular pot or until beef is cooked well. Adjust accordingly if you’re pressure cooking.
  6. When the beef is done, increase the flame to high and let the remaining water dry out with the lid open.
  7. Once it has dried, add yogurt and do some bhunayi for at least 10 to 15 minutes till there’s no water left behind and the masala is well formed and oil starts separating.
  8. Sprinkle chopped coriander and all spices (garam masala) powder and keep it on low flame for 10 minutes before serving hot with a soft chapati.

P.S you can skip roasting garam masala if you want and add everything directly altogether to the pot like a stock including oil but I do that because roasted spices give off a beautiful smell to the meat.


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