Green Beef Curry with Potatoes

This is a mildly spiced Goan beef curry loaded with potatoes. Very much loved by the kids due to the potatoes in the gravy.
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Cook
    45 minutes
  • Servings
    6 People

Ingredients

For the Green Masala:-
  • 1/4 cup Fresh grated/shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 8 cloves
  • 10 Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 inch Ginger Piece (roughly chopped)
  • 6 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 Onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Green chilles (roughly chopped,see recipe notes below for kid friendly )
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves (tightly packed)
  • 2 marble size Tamarind Balls
  • 1 tsp White sugar
Other Ingredients:-
  • 500 gms Beef, cut into cubes
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 medium sized Onion (sliced)
  • 1 medium sized Tomato (chopped)
  • 2 medium sized Potatoes (make big cubes)

Instructions

  • 1 Wash the meat and cut into 1/2 inch or 1 inch cubes. Apply salt and keep aside.
  • 2 Put all ingredients mentioned under 'For the Green Masala' in a mixer grinder.
  • 3 Using 1/2 cup water, grind masala into fine paste. Keep aside.
  • 4 In a vessel, heat oil and fry onion till soft. Then fry tomato till soft. Add the ground masala and fry for 2 minutes.
  • 5 Add the beef. Mix well.
  • 6 Cook for 5 minutes. Then add 3 1/2 cup water. Cover vessel and cook for 20 minutes. (If you want a thinner gravy consistency, add 4 1/2 cups water).
  • 7 After 20 minutes ,add potatoes.
  • 8 Cover and cook for another 15 minutes or until the meat is cooked. Green beef is ready.
  • 9 Enjoy this meat dish with goan pao / steamed rice / pulao / chapati.

Recipe Notes

  1. Click here for Goan Pao Recipe.
  2. Click here for Goan Pulao Recipe.
  3. You can increase the spice level by increasing the quantity of green chilies to 4.
  4. Add 1 green chili for kid friendly version of this dish.
  5. Coconut is not required in this curry preparation, but I have added coconut here.

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