Neethu's Kitchen To Yours: Classic Beef Stew

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Classic Beef Stew


2 Pounds Beef
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 large Onion
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 Cup Tomato Paste
4 Small Potatoes
4 Ounces Baby Cut Carrots
1 cup Beef Broth
1/2 tblsp Kosher Salt
1/2 Tblsp Fresh Thyme leaves
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 cup Frozen peas


1. Heat oven to 350  F. Lightly coat the beef in the flour in the flour. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a Dutch or a oven pan over medium -high heat.

2. Add some of the beef to the pot, being careful not to crowd the pieces. Cook until browned,about 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, set aside. Repeat with the remaining oil and beef.

3. Reduce heat to medium, add the onions, and cook for 10 mins. Add turmeric, chilly powder and coriander powder. Stir for 2 minutes.

4. Add the tomato paste and stir.  Add the beef, potatoes, carrots, broth, salt, thyme and bay leaf. You can add water also if you feel the consistency is thick. Cover and bring to a boil.Transfer to oven.

5.Cook until the beef is tender, 2 to 21/2 hours. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Add the peas and cook over medium -high heat for 3 minutes.

I had friends come over for dinner yesterday and they absolutely loved it. Have it with Kerala Ghee Rice and Yoghurt. Dont forget to try this DELISH stew!

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