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Beef Pickle aka Irachi Achaar Recipe

Beef Pickle aka Irachi Achaar is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 3 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 10
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  • 1 kg - Beef cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup - Ginger chopped
  • 1/2 cup - Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1 heaped tsp - salt
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tsp - Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Fenugreek powder
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 2 springs- Curry leaves
  • 1 cup - Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup - or more water
  • oil- as required
  • How to Make Beef Pickle aka Irachi Achaar:

    1. Combine the vinegar and water in a pan and bring to a rolling boil. Take off heat and let it cool. Keep aside.
    2. Grind the ginger and garlic to make fine pastes. Keep aside.
    3. Mix the beef with 1 tbsp each of the ginger paste and garlic paste, pepper powder, salt, 1 tsp chilli powder and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
    4. Cook the beef in a pressure cooker or any other utensil till it is done. Cook further till all the liquid dries off.
    5. Take a tsp of oil in a pan and heat it.
    6. Tip in the cooked beef and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside.
    7. Heat another pan of oil (1/4 cup or more) and add the mustard seeds.
    8. When they start to splutter, add the curry leaves followed by ginger-garlic pastes.
    9. Saute till the pastes turn slightly brown in colour.
    10. Lower the heat and add the chilli powder, fenugreek powder and turmeric powder and mix well for a minute.
    11. Add the beef and stir well. Increase the heat. Stir for 2 minutes. Switch off heat and add the vinegar-water mixture and stir well. Let it cool completely. Transfer to dry and clean containers.
    12. Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections


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