Madras Beef Curry

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1 pound beef -- cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
1 large onion -- finely chopped
2 cloves garlic -- finely chopped
2 medium chiles -- finely chopped
2 tablespoons coriander -- ground
1 teaspoon cumin -- ground
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 teaspoons black pepper
4 ounces tomato paste
2 3/4 cups beef stock
1/4 cup ghee
2 tablespoons garam masala

Preparation / Directions:

1. Marinate the meat in lemon juice and salt. Mix the onion, garlic and chile together well. 2. Heat the ghee in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and fry the onion mixture for 2 minutes. 3. Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger and pepper, stir well and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 4. Add the beef and lemon juice, stir well to coat the meat with the spices. Cook for 5-10 minutes. 5. Stir in the tomato paste and beef stock, bring to a boil then cover and simmer gently for 30-40 minutes until the meat begins to get tender. 6. Sprinkle in the garam masala and cook for further 10 minutes. 7. The gravy should by this stage be very thick, if it is not remove the lid from the pan and increase the heat to boil off excess moisture until the gravy thickens.

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