Thursday, December 3, 2015

Crumbled Beef with Rice & Salsa















Ingredients :

for beef
  1. Ground beef - 250 gms
  2. onion - 2 tbsp chopped
  3. garlic - 2 cloves chopped
  4. chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. whole spices - 1/2 tsp corriander seeds, 1/4 tsp fennel seeds,1/4 tsp black peppercorns,cumin seeds - a pinch.
  6. vinegar - 1/2 tsp
  7. corn flour - 1 tsp mixed in 1/2 cup water 
  8. oil - 1 tbsp

for salsa 
  1. ripe tomatoes - 2 chopped into small pieces
  2. onion - 1chopped fine
  3. cilantro - 1 tbsp chopped
  4. lime juice - 1/2 tsp
  5. salt - to taste 
  6. gereen chilly - 1/2 tsp chopped fine

for rice 
  1. sona masuri/shortgrain white rice - 1 cup
  2. water - 2 cups
  3. lime juice - 1 tsp
  4. cilantro - 1 tbsp chopped
  5. salt - to taste.

Iceberg lettuce - 1/2 of a head

method
Place all the  whole spices on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 1 minute . you can dry roast on a pan aslo.
Crush it to a coarse powder and keep aside.
heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and saute the chopped onion and garlic in the beef section.
After a minute add the ground beef and break into small pieces stirring constantly until the beef starts to brown and releases some of its fat.
cook the beef for 5 minutes.
add the dry roasted powders and season to taste with salt and vinegar.
Now add the cornflour water to the pan and sirfry until it has thickened and coated the beef.
turn off the flame and keep aside.

To prepare salsa - mix all ingredients in salsa section and season to taste.

for the rice - cook 1 cup of washed and drained rice in 2 cups of water until the water is absorbed and rice is cooked.
once it cools down slightly , add the lime juice,salt and cilantro and fluff with a fork until mnixed well.

To serve - add a layer of rice
top with a layer of crumbled beef,
sprinkle salsa on top and serve with lettuce .

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