Hope you all are enjoying the weekend! We just had a severe tornado warning in our area. It has just moved on farther to the Southern and Eastern areas. Hope no one gets harmed!!
Beef - 1 lb, cut into thin strips
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Corn flour - 2 tsp
All-purpose flour - 2 tsp
Green bell-pepper - 1/2 of a large
Yellow onion - 1/2 of a medium
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Red color - a pinch (optional)
Cook the beef with a little bit of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. (I put it on high heat for 3 whistles, took it off the heat and let it cool by itself)
Once cooled, mix the beef with the spice powders, all-purpose flour, cornflour, ginger-garlic paste and food color.
Keep aside for 30 minutes. ( I skipped this step :-) )
Fry the beef strips in oil until brown/reddish brown.
Slice the onions lengthwise to form long slivers.
Cut the bell-peppers lengthwise.
In a skillet, heat oil and saute the onions until tender.
Toss in the bell-peppers and saute until slightly soft, but it should still retain a crunch to it.
Add the fried beef and mix well with the onions and peppers.
Mix in the soy-sauce and the tomato ketchup.
Toss to coat evenly.
Serve hot with rice or Indian breads.
- The beef strips, when fried, should be slightly crisp. Do not over-fry or they will become hard and chewy.
- Celery will also form an interesting pair with bell-peppers.
- These would also go well as fillings for wraps.
- Change the amount of onions and bell-peppers as desired. Next time, I would double their quantities.