Monday, August 22, 2011

Beef stew



2" cinnamon stick
2 to 3 cardamom
3 to 4 cloves
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp aniseed
1/8 tsp nutmeg ground
1/8 tsp mace ground

Grind all the above ingredients and leave aside. Roasting it is optional.

2 tbsp oil
1 lb stew meat cut into cubes
2 bay leaves
4 tbsp onion
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp ginger
1 tbsp coriander ground
1/2 tbsp chillie powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp yogurt
1 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp flour in 4 tbsp water

Wash the meat and cut into cubes, it is about 1 1/2 cups of meat.
Heat oil, sauté onions, ginger, garlic and then add the meat.
Add coriander powder, chillie powder, turmeric, salt, the ground spices and vinegar. Beat the yogurt with water, then add it to the meat. Cook covered in low to medium heat till the meat is soft and well cooked.
Add the flour dissolved in the 4 tbsp water towards the end and cook for a few minutes. The flour mixture thickens the gravy.

This beef stew or Nihari is served hot with rice or flatbread and goes to Hyderabadi Ramadan food festival 2011.

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53 comments:

  1. Love the rich and flavorsome gravy of this dish. Yum!

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  2. I would've never have thought to put cardamom in beef stew. Sounds great!

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  3. I love any kind of stew this looks great!

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  4. Ahh it's getting time to change seasons and this stew looks perfect.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  5. wow awesome dear....love to eat beef this way!

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  6. What a great stew, this looks delicious! :)

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  7. The stew looks creamy delicious.

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  8. delicious beef stew with the all spices, yummy

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  9. That is one luscious looking beef stew! The array of spices really intrigues me, and I love the creamy factor with the addition of yogurt! Like a chunky, spiced beef stroganoff! Bookmarked! :)

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  10. My goodness...that didh looks so yummy...and it just made me so hungry!

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  11. There is nothing quite so comforting as stew on a cold day :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  12. I am so excited to start doing stews again... But its bittersweet because I don't want it to get cold yet. This is going to be one of my first of the season it sounds so good.

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  13. oh this looks perffectttt! definitely saving this for when i get a comfort food craving :)

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  14. That is a very tempting dish... Looks absolutely fabulous..
    Reva

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  15. salam sis and masha`allah that looks so good ... i must say i like all your recipes ...and i have added you to my blog roll ....jazak`allah khair

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  16. Nice and thick stew but will have to replace the beef with lamb for our liking at home.

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  17. Beef stew has always been one of my comfort foods since I was little. Reminds me of being home and safe with my family. Yours looks yummy!

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  18. Nice recipe..stew looks so delicious

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  19. This is finger licking good!! Love the recipe!!!

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  20. It almost felt like beef stew weather this morning...I'm ready for the cool down and some oven cooked dishes~

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  21. It looks so delicious! I would love to dig in this with some rice :)

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  22. Lovely! Could go for some right now! Think I'm one of the few that love Cumin.

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  23. looks delicious. Saving this idea for when the weather gets cold and stew needs to stick to my ribs!

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  24. Lovely! Never heard of beef stu before. Would love to try it.

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  25. Che deliziosa salsina ha questa carne..molto invitante,bravissimo!!!;-))
    Un abbraccio

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  26. beef stew is no doubt a comfort food and adding cardamom to it is really something new to me...and am sure will give a nice flavour

    thanx for ur link on olivado...its really good to know that as I am not comfy with avocado

    Sukanya

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  27. All those delicious spices in a stew... my stomach is rumbling!

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  28. I love how you spiced this stew. Will be taking a page out of your book the next time I make this.

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  29. oh yum! that looks so good. i would love to have that with a big bowl of rice:)

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  30. Hi, Your beef stew looks delicious! Though I do not eat beef, but it looks really good!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for following too. I'm following you right back! You have a lovely site here. Will be back again, have a lovely day!

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  31. This stew looks great for iftar, Akeela..its been ages since I made stew, after seeing this it shall be on my menu too:-)

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  32. That's a yummy looking beef stew. I have this recipe bookmarked, Akheela!

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  33. Gorgeous with all the spices... :D

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  34. i would love to serve this stew with a lot of steamed rice, YUMMY!

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  35. never had beef , but with chicken, it would taste delcious for me..

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  36. This is not my mother's beef stew - it's much better. When I saw the first 8 spices I knew it would be great.
    I assume this is a traditional "Nihari" (means stew?). It looks great as is but I wonder,I'll have to sample it first, if potato and carrot could be added?
    Regardless, Thank You for what I know will be a really tasty beef stew.

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  37. I love beef stew especially when there is some sauce to dip bread in or to eat it with rice!

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  38. Potato would be a delicious addition to the stew, this can be tried with chicken and mutton. The gravy is fabulous with rice, bread and flatbread
    Do let me know when you give it a try.
    Thank you everyone for the comments :)

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  39. Stew looks so flavorful and yummy.

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  40. Thanks for sharing this delicious beef stew curry on Season with Spice. It is perfect since we are running the Cook & Share a Pot of Curry event. Looks really yummy!

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  41. Ooh love the many delicious herbs that go into this dish!

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  42. Now, this a very different kind of stew, very interesting with the spices you use. I am trying to imagine the flavor combination and I think it sounds delicious. Love this post.

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  43. Looks amazing! I've never had luck when making nihari with Shaan Masala....look forward to giving this a try! Now following you! Please check out my blog Chocolate and Chillies

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