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Tamarind Beef (Assam Beef)

Category: Main Dishes

Serves: 2 people

Preparing time: 00:00

Cooking time: 00:00


454g beef (use topside or skirt)

Golf ball size tamarind pulp (soak pulp in 150-200ml of warm water and strain liquid through your fingers, discard residual pulp and retain tamarind water)

1 medium onion

3 cloves of garlic (or 2 of minced garlic paste)

1" ginger (or 1 tsp minced ginger)

1 medium onion (thick slices)

1 red chilli (thick slices)

1 green chilli (thick slices)

2 tsp tumeric powder

2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil

Cooking Method

Step 1

Cut beef across the grain into slices 4cm x 2cm.

Step 2

Blitz the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pot and saute the onion mixture until onion starts to caramalize, stirring constantly. Turn up the heat and add beef in batches in order to seal the meat.

Step 4

Add tumeric powder to the pot and after 2 minutes half of the retained tamarind liquid. Cover and cook on a low heat stirring from time to time.

Step 5

As the meat cooks and starts to dry out add the remaining tamarind water a little at a time.

Step 6

Beef should take approximately 40 minutes to cook and the end result should be a relatively dry curry.

Step 7

When beef is cooked, add the other onion and cook until onions are soft. This is the time to add more sliced red or green chillies if you like it hot!

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