Monday, September 7, 2015

Beef With Pumpkin


2 ½ lbs chuck roast cut into 1 inch pieces*

2 tbsp green seasoning

1 tsp curry powder

1 lb pumpkin, chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 scallions, chopped

1 beef bouillon

1 bay leaf

2 tbsp canola oil

Curry Paste

2 tbsp + 1 tsp curry powder

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp finely crushed ginger

½ tsp garam masala

3 tbsp water


Place beef, green seasoning, salt and 1 tsp curry powder in a large bowl and mix to coat. Set aside and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours.

To make the curry paste, in a small bowl mix all ingredients until well combined. In a large stew pot over medium fire, add canola oil. When the oil is hot, add curry paste and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Next add seasoned meat and onion; stir to coat with the curry paste then allow to cook for 15 minutes stirring a few times. Add bouillon, bay leaf and enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cover and cook for 1 hour or until tender. I highly recommend using a pressure cooker to cook the beef. If using a pressure, cook for 10 minutes once the pressure starts to whistle.

When the beef is tender, add pumpkin and cook for 15 minutes until pumpkin is tender but not mushy. Once pumpkin is tender remove from the heat and garnish with chopped scallion. Serve hot with  rice.

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