Friday, February 5, 2010

Beef Vindaloo


Ingredients
1. Beef - 1 kg
Onion - 3 big sliced
Ginger small slices - 3 tbsp
Garlic small slices - 3 tbsp
Green Chilly - 2 or 3
Curry leaf - 3 sprigs
Skin of Drumstick Tree - a few pieces (grinded well) 
Kashmiri chilly powder - 4 to 5 tbsp
Garam masala - a pinch
Vinegar - as per taste required
Salt to taste
Coconut oil

Preparation
Cut beef into big pieces wash and place in a big cooking bowl adding all the above except coconut oil and mix well. Now cover the bowl and cook until the beef is well cooked and soft. Now before removing from flame add the coconut oil. This is ready to be served.

This is a delicious dish which is a main item in almost all christian functions in Kochi,Goa etc. I am not sure but I beleive that this was introduced by portugese into India. This is a really spicy dish a bit of sour taste and is liked by anyone. Even if not refrigerated it stays without getting spoiled for many days but it only increases the taste.

Hmmm..... just try this out this is a real mouth watering dish....................

Everyone should give a try...........Goans even try this out in Chicken and to be noted this is much tastier when prepared using Pork ... adding the bit of drumstick tree skin gives much more taste..... and easily digestable.

Nb: This can be prepared without the skin of drumstick tree. I do it so as I am unable to get the same in Dubai. 

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About Me and My Kitchen

When I was a kid I remember when my mom had gone out I used to skip into the kitchen secretly and experiment what ever I could. One day I remember having prepared meat Puff and can you imagine a dog that does not eat something made with meat yes our Jimmy did so. I would have stopped experimenting at that time if it was not for my younger sister who ate the puffs and said "good, you could make it a bit more better. She was always like that though I knew I was a bad cook, she always used to taste what ever I prepared and encouraged me in preparing more and more.

Thus after many years, I cannot say I am an expert cook but my hubby especially encourages me to prepare more and more. But he always says rather than Naadan( local or common) food I am good in preparing some chinese or some continental food. So my experiments were more in that rather than the naadan food, may be because I am fond of that. Now my inspiration and support for cooking is my son who is my greatest fan and encourages me to try out variety..

So lets start of with some naadan food which I prepare and then later go into my experiments I think that would be much better.........