Spicy Beef Pickle
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
  • Beef (cut into cubes)-1 pound
  • Oil- ½ cup or enough for deep frying beef
For marinating beef:
  • Chili powder-2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
  • Fennel Powder- 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 3 sprigs
To fry
  • Garlic, chopped small- 8 cloves
  • Ginger, chopped small- 2 tbsp
For Sauteing
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Vinegar-1/4 cup
  • Oil, used for frying the beef- 3 tbsp
  1. In a bowl, combine beef along with all the above mentioned "ingredients for marination". Let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the marinated beef to a pressure cooker along with ¼ cup water. Pressure cook till 3 to 4 whistles.
  3. Drain the water from the cooked beef.
  4. In a frying pan, deep fry the cooked beef in enough oil till they turn brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  5. Fry chopped ginger and garlic in the same oil used for frying the beef until they turn golden brown and keep aside.
  6. Into a deep bottomed skillet, pour 3 tbsp oil used for frying beef.
  7. Add all the masalas mentioned for sauteing: Chili powder, fennel powder, black pepper powder, and salt.
  8. Stir fry the masalas in oil over low flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Be careful while frying the masalas, saute until masalas turn light brown, and avoid burning it.
  10. When the masalas turn light brown, immediately add the fried beef and stir fry.
  11. Now add the fried ginger and garlic and combine it with the beef.
  12. Finally, add ¼ cup vinegar and combine well.
  13. Remove the pan from the heat and keep it covered.
  14. This can be served right away or store in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator and enjoy as pickle along with your meal.
While sauteing the masalas, make sure to turn on the exhaust, otherwise, the smoke would build up in the kitchen and can cause sneezing.
Adjust the heat level of this dish as per your needs. Since this is more of a pickle, it is supposed to be spicy.
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