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Goan Beef Xacuti

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make

  • For the stew:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker or thick-bottomed pan and fry the onions till brown.
  • Add the whole spices, turmeric, salt and tomatoes - fry well.
  • Add the washed meat fry well till it evenly changes colour from pink to brown.
  • Add enough water and cook till the meat is tender (1 whistle on high and 40 mins simmer in a pressure cooker).
  • For the masala:
  • Heat a pan, dry roast the chopped onion to light brown.
  • Add the coconut and fry till brown, stirring well and then, dry roast all the other 'masala' spices on medium heat.
  • Grind well, with some water to a smooth paste.
  • For the gravy:
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a thick-bottomed non-stick vessel and fry onion till brown.
  • Add the masala, add the tomato paste saute, add the potato cubes and some of the stew liquid.
  • Cook covered, till potatoes are done.
  • Add the meat and remaining stew, along with some nutmeg, salt and tamarind pulp.
  • Simmer for a few minutes and serve.