This is a thick and rich beef stew that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser when one is entertaining.
It goes well with many dishes and the leftovers can be great for a sandwich.
The addition of the dried fruits adds a bit of sweetness that blends in well with the other spices used.
You will need:-
1. Stewing Beef 1 kg cut in medium chunks.
2. One large onion, chopped. One bay leaf.
3. Ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp
4. Mixed spice blend, 1 tbsp. Divide in half.
5. Honey, a tbsp.
6. Apricots dried 1 cup chopped
7. Tomatoes 3, blended
8. Tamarind paste 1 tbsp
12. Bell pepper, chopped
13. Hot water / stock 2 cups
Rub beef with some oil and half the mixed spice blend. Rub all over well.
Heat pan and add oil.
Sear beef set aside.
Add oil if needed. Then bay leaf, onions and cook till soft. Add garlic ginger.
Next ground spices mixed well.
Add tomatoes and tamarind and bell peppers.
Let them cook down well. Return the beef.
Cook low and slow for an hour then add the dried fruit mix. And some honey.
Add more water if needed.
Cook for another 30 or so minutes, on low, until meat is tender and sauce thick.
Check seasoning and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot over rice and salad on the side.