Sunday, November 8, 2009

Beef Fry - The bachelor version

This bachelor recipe section is dedicated to my cousins :) who just happened to move out of home and ventured into the world of cooking. Keeping them in mind I have left out the complicated ingredients which they probably will not have on hand and simplified the recipe and added details which might bore the seasoned cook .


  1. Beef - 1 lb about 2 packed cups cut(buy a tough inexpensive cut with some fat)
  2. Onion - 1/2 chopped fine
  3. Ginger/garlic paste - 1 tsp
  4. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  5. chilly powder - 1 tsp
  6. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. black pepper - 1/2 tsp crushed
  8. Vinegar - 1 tsp (squeeze a tsp of lime juice if you do not have vinegar)
  9. Oil - 2 tsp
  10. Salt - to taste(1/2 tsp)

Mix together all the ingredients expect oil . Add the meat mixture into a frying pan and Cook without adding water. For the first 5 minutes keep the flame on high and stir the mix .After that reduce the flame to medium and cover and cook (the meat will give out some water as it cooks).

This will take around 20 - 30 minutes, you have to keep stirring it in between (every 8 minutes or so). Towards the last 5 minutes cook in an open pan if there is gravy.
Once cooked the mixture should be almost dry. You can freeze or refrigerate the meat like this for later use.

To fry the meat add 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add in the cooked meat mixture and stir fry on medium flame until it is browned well.

This will take 15 minutes or so. Add pepper,salt or vinegar as needed to taste.


  1. Adipoliiiiii ma all time fav dish....

  2. priya chechi will try tis and let u kno hz it went ... tanks a lot

  3. tried and tested this one ... awesome !!!!


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