1 kilo beef pieces (fairly big pieces)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
2 tsp salt
2 large onions sliced
4 tbsp ginger julienne
1 pod garlic (cut into long slivers)
1 large potato
Few sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
½ tsp fennel powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp pepper powder
6 tbsp oil
Sauteing onions to almost brown colour is important.
Cook the first 5 ingredients in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles. Those who are not using pressure cooker, cook the ingredients along with 1 cup water till the beef is cooked.
Peel and cube the potatoes. Add 1-2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan. Add the potatoes and saute them till all sides are lightly brown.
Heat oil and saute onions, ginger, garlic and curry leaves till onions become golden brown. Adding a little salt to the onions will brown the onions quicker.
Add coriander powder, chili powder, fennel powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and pepper powder and saute well.
Add cooked beef along with the water in which it is cooked. Add potatoes. Adjust salt. Let it simmer on medium flame for 10-15 minutes till gravy reaches desired consistency and the curry attains a dark brown colour.
Notes: If you add ½ cup thick coconut milk to the above, it will give you another delicious curry.
The below is with coconut milk…..