Preparation / Directions:
Heat 3 tbsp oil from the specified amount over medium heat and fry the
onions , coarsely chopped ginger, garlic and red chillies until the onions
begin to brown slightly (8-9 minutes), stirring frequently. Remove from
heat and allow to cool.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil over a medium heat and fry the fresh
garlic and green chillies until the garlic is lightly browned. Add half
the tomatoes , along with the juice, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add the cumin, coriander, chilli powder and turmeric, adjust heat to low
and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring frequently. Add the meat and adjust heat
to medium high. Stir and fry until meat changes colour (5-6 mins).
Add water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile,
place the fried onions etc in an electric blender or food processor and
add the remaining tomatoes. Blend until smooth and add this to the meat -
bring to the boil, add salt and mix well. Cover the pan and simmer for a
further 35-40 minutes, or until the meat is tender.
Stir in the garam masala and coriander leaves and remove from heat. Serve
with plain boiled rice or any Indian bread. Suitable for home freezing.
Watchpoint: Meat madras is meant to be hot. If you do not like it hot
omit the chilli powder and de-seed the green chillies.