It's time we started to think about sharing some recipes - as we turn to autumn home cooked stews and curries are back on the menu!!
Although this says pressure cooker, the recipe can be adjusted to cook in a slow cooker or regular pan. We love a pressure cooker as it tenderises the meat, locks the flavour into the meat and is super economic as the pressure cooker takes a lot less cooking time on the hob than a traditional saucepan method.
This recipe feeds 2/3, double up quantity to feed more people!
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2 tbsp olive oil or ghee
500g beef, stewing or braising steak
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 thumb-sized piece ginger, finely grated
2 small potatoes diced
2 carrots sliced
¼ tsp hot chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
3 cardamom pods, crushed
400g can chopped tomatoes
1tbsp tomato puree
500ml beef stock
2 tsp garam masala
Heat the oil or ghee in your pressure cooker. Season the beef and fry in batches for 5-8 mins, turning occasionally until evenly browned. Set aside on a plate.
Add your chopped onion and fry gently for 10 mins or until golden brown and caramelised. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, turmeric, coriander and cardamom and fry for 2 mins. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are well coated in the spices.
Add in the diced potato and carrots - again stirring well to ensure everything is well combined. Gently fry for 5 minutes.
Tip in the tomatoes, stock and tomato puree and bring to a simmer. Lock the lid onto the cooker and bring up to high pressure. Cook for 15 mins, then turn off the heat and let the pressure drop naturally (we leave this to drop while we cook the rice). When you open up the pot ensure everything is stirred well and that the beef is cooked and tender.
Stir through the garam masala and season to taste. Scatter over coriander if desires and serve with naan bread or rice!
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