Goan Beef Xacuti

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the stew:
  • 3/4 kg - beef pieces -with a few bones.
  • 1 - medium onion chopped
  • 2 - dry red chillies
  • 3- cardamoms
  • 1 inch stick - cinnamon
  • 1- bay leaf
  • 1 tsp- garlic ginger paste
  • 2 - tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • For the masala:
  • 1 - medium onion chopped
  • 4 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 1 inch stick - cinnamon
  • 3 - cardamoms
  • 4 - cloves
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp - cumin
  • 1/2 tsp - peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp- coriander seeds
  • 6 cloves - garlic
  • Optional spices:
  • 2 tbsp - poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - ajwain
  • 1 tsp - fennel
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 - medium onion chopped
  • 1 large - potato cut into medium size cubes.
  • 1/4 cup - tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp - of tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 tsp - grated nutmeg
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste.

How to Make Goan Beef Xacuti

  • 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.

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