We have a recipe book that is all about curry and one night this week we decided to make a recipe we have made once before called Balti Beef. In following this recipe you primarily make a sauce using onion and tomato and serve it over beef and red bell pepper (along with some more onions!) and Indian spices. It is very delicious and full of flavor and it was a good excuse to give the new blender a test drive.
Lots and lots of onions in this dish! It was a little tough to get through all the chopping without shedding a few tears.
Along with the onions, we sauteed garlic and ginger. The recipe called for garlic paste and ginger paste, but since we couldn’t find those at Giant we just used fresh chopped garlic and ginger. Along with that, we added a can of chopped tomatoes and 8 different seasonings.
After simmering on low for about twenty minutes and cooling for another 10 or so, it was time for the blender. Check it out!
You can get a general idea of the thickness of the sauce here and look at that beautiful red orange color!
Once the sauce was finished it was time to make the rest of the dish.
More onions and garlic!
Some fresh red bell pepper added to the mix.
Next, we added the beef and sauteed for two minutes, followed by the Balti sauce. We let it summer for another 5 minutes.
We served it over some jasmine rice with some fresh cilantro for garnish. If you want to go without the rice it is equally as good on it’s own (I just had it for lunch this way 🙂 ).
Anyway, it was good mush! Foods of the Indian/Paki persuasion often look like mush to me- tasty mush though!
Hope you enjoy this one!