Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Beef Stir fry

Absolutely delicious stir fry…

Beef and Asian flavors get along so well. When Asian seasonings and flavors are added to beef, it really enhances the taste of the beef. I would say beef is a better choice for making stir fries than chicken. I made this beef stir fry a couple of days ago, the taste of this dish still lingers in my mouth. Flavorful, aromatic and tasty.

beef-stir fry

Beef and Veggie Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 4 People
 
Ingredients
To grind using mortar and pestle
  • Garlic- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, chopped- 2 inch slice
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2
For stir frying beef
  • Oil- 3 tbsp
  • Dry red chili flakes- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Thin Beef strips- ½ lb
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
For stir frying veggies
  • Red onion, cut into wedges -1
  • Green pepper, cut into thin wedges-1
  • Mushrooms, sliced- 1 cup
  • Celery, cut into thin wedges- 1 stalk
  • Cashew nuts, roasted- ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Rice vinegar- 1 tbsp
  • Spring onions, chopped- 1 stalk
Instructions
  1. In a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind garlic, ginger and green chilies. Keep aside.
  2. Heat a wok over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil.
  3. Add dry chili flakes, cumin seeds and fennel seeds, saute till the seeds turn light brown and aromatic.
  4. Add curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add the coarsely ground garlic/ginger/chilies, stir fry till the mixture turns golden in color.
  6. Add beef strips, season with ground pepper and salt.
  7. Stir fry till the beef has cooked well.
  8. Keep the cooked beef strips aside.
  9. In the same wok, add 1 tbsp oil.
  10. Add chopped red onion, season with salt and stir fry till it turns translucent.
  11. Add green pepper, mushrooms and celery; stir fry till the veggies turn tender but is still crisp.
  12. Add the roasted cashew nuts, stir fry for a few minutes.
  13. Add the cooked beef strips, combine well.
  14. Add soy sauce and rice vinegar, combine well and stir fry a few minutes.
  15. Taste and add more salt or ground pepper if needed.
  16. Garnish with spring onions, stir fry for a few seconds.
  17. Transfer to a dish and serve warm with rice or noodles.

 

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