Saturday, July 12, 2008

East Indian-Style Spiced Beef With Rice

This is a terrible picture but boy was it good. We halved the recipe for just us. We did not have any cardamom and our little grocery did not have any so we will defiantly make this again after we can get to a larger grocery store to find some. We would like to thank Recipezaar again for another winner.

East Indian-Style Spiced Beef With Rice Recipe by Lisa1
1½ hours 30 min prep
2 lbs beef stew meat
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
8 garlic cloves, chopped
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick (apx 2-inch piece)
1 1/2 cups water, divided
6 tablespoons plain yogurt
hot cooked rice
chopped peanuts (optional)
Brown meat in oil in a large pot. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Cook onion and garlic in pot for about 4-5 minutes, stirring (don't let garlic burn).
Add all spices. Stir.
Stir in meat and 1/4 cup water.
Stir in 1 tablespoons yogurt until well combined. Continue adding yogurt 1 tablespoons at a time.
Stir in remaining 1-1/4 cup water.
Cover. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Garnish with chopped peanuts if desired.

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