Beef with Stir-fried Vegetables & Savory Rice

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My friends always pester me for recipes;  but they want simple ones that can be done in a jiffy.  This one was not elaborate and was completed in less than 45 minutes.   So here goes? some Jhatpat Khana for you? Enjoy. 


Beef with Stir-fried Vegetables


Beef : 1 Kg
Carrots: 4
Onions: 4   + 1 sliced
Potatoes: 4
Capsicums: 4
Mushrooms: 1 Tin
Tomatoes: 4  + 1 sliced
Curds:  3-4 tbs
Corriander leaves 
Stew Powder or Bafat Powder: 3-4 teaspoons

Cut beef into cubes, wash thoroughly and pat dry. Chop vegetables (Carrots, onions, potatoes, capsicums, tomatoes ? keep mushroom whole) into cubes and keep aside.


Put a little oil in a non-stick vessel.  Put the sliced onion and let it brown.  Add tomato and fry. Then put the beef and let it fry till it is dry. Add stew powder and fry for few minutes.  Put little water, salt to taste and let it cook till it is dry once again. Put curds and mix thoroughly and fry till all the curds is thoroughly incorporated into the meat. Fry till  you see oil separating from the masala.  Remove the beef into another container, leave the oil behind in the vessel.

Fry the vegetables one by one in the oil left behind; starting with potatoes and ending with tomatoes.  (The tomatoes to be just put in, 2 stirs and out). The vegetables to be fried separately and put in the vessel containing the beef.   Garish with coriander leaves and mix.

Savoury Rice:

2.5 glasses of long grain rice
4 glasses of water
Sugar  – 1 teaspoon
2 Onions
1 Maggi soup cube (Beef)
1 Stick cinnamon


Heat the oil left behind after frying the beef and vegetables.   Put the stick of cinnamon and the onions and fry till golden brown.   Add rice which has been washed and soaked .  Fry for sometime till you see grains separating.  Crumble the beef cube and add.   Add salt to taste and the sugar. Keep 4 glasses of water to boil in the kettle and add to the rice.   Simmer on a very slow fire till the rice is done. 

Author: Judith Serrao- UAE

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