Goan Beef Stew

This is a famous goan recipe that was originally served at weddings in the olden days.

It is mild but still extremely flavourful.

Ingredients:-

500 gms beef cut into small cubes

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste + 1 tsp for cooking

salt to taste

2 inch piece cinnamon

10 peppercorns

1 bay leaf

3 cloves

2 medium onions

1 tomato

200 gms packet of frozen peas

2 small carrots chopped finely

1 cup macaroni uncooked

50 gms butter

1 chicken maggi cube

Procedure:-

  1. Marinate the beef overnight with salt and 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste.
  2. Heat 50 gms of butter in a skillet and add the whole spices like peppercorns,cloves,cinnamon.
  3. Add the medium onions and fry till translucent.
  4. Add the tomato and cook till soft.
  5. Add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste and the chicken maggi cube and stir till the raw smell disappears.
  6. Add the marinated beef and fry for about ten minutes.
  7. When the beef releases its water, add the chopped carrots and peas and cook for another 20-25 minutes till the beef and vegetables are nice and tender.
Goan beef stew
Marinate beef with ginger garlic paste and salt
Goan Beef Stew
Prep vegetables. Wash peas and chop onions,tomato and carrots
Goan Beef Stew
Keep whole spices aside
Goan Beef Stew
Heat 50gms of butter in a skillet and add the whole spices in. Fry for 30 seconds
Goan Beef Stew
Add the onions and fry till translucent
Goan Beef Stew
Add the tomato and cook till soft. Add a tsp of ginger garlic paste and stir well
Goan Beef Stew
Add the beef and cook for 10-12 minutes. The beef will release water
Goan Beef Stew
Add the vegetables. Cover and cook on a low flame till the beef is cooked through and the vegetables are nice and tender
Goan Beef Stew
Boil macaroni in a utensil as per package instructions. Drain once the macaroni is cooked and reserve 1/2 cup of water.
Goan Beef Stew
Stir in the macaroni into the beef stew once the macaroni is cooked and add the pasta water.
Goan Beef Stew
Add the macaroni and pasta water to the beef and stir well on an open flame for 5 minutes till the macaroni absorbs the flavors

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