~~~A NOSTALGIC GOAN MEALEE OF GOAN BEEF CHILLY FRY & GOAN PULAO~~~

25 Dec

A GOAN MEALEE

i love goan food as much as goan street food & home cooked food in villages all over to re-discover & travel thru the well known flavours ,each as flavourful as the get & delish but all complimenting each other.

Another wonder day ends with a glorious sunset indicating we will soon welcome a glorious morn ,& then noon. and noon= lunch.

 

A lunch where i had to work around beef some of us going to be round the table,so thought a pound and half of beef would suffice& i pepeated a summer dinner of May ’09 which was a great combi of a goan beef chilly fry with a quick salad & fish mol…i love the combi really…

 

This is born outa my passion for the flavours i know so close to my heart & have been born & brought up with. I love the addition of local toddy vinegar & love only the one my moms makes,its simply excellent & i treat it as an art ,right from the type of jars & all the tests they pass to procuring the best toddy from a sleepy village to getting set to them sitting in the corner for a few months…i wait eagerly to open the first jar…it does intensify in depth & flavour over time & i love that but there are some who prefer lime juice oevr vinegar and thats great too,i even try a combi of both at times…& it aint like i dont fancy balsamic or a good apple cidee r or red wine or rice wine vinegar but when we are talking vinegar the closest to my heart has to be a good goan toddy vinegar,the base of many a fantabulous goan creation.And ,ah, how can i forget tamrind combing with vinegar…oh that tang….

Ok now lets get going with the beef for which will mention the sustitutes too.


WHAT U NEED—


~~~~1 1/2 pound of beef/chicken cut into smallish cubes pounded a bit(around 700 grams)




 

1)NOW THE FOLLOWING IS FRESHLY CRUSHED AND RUBBED IN WELL INTO THE MEAT AFTER WASHING WITH A LITTLE SALT,TURMERIC,CUMIN POWDER,DRAINING OFF WATER & PAT DRYING

~~~~7 cloves

~~~~a piece of cinnamon

~~~~7 whole cardomons

~~~~7-10 cloves garlic

~~~~a green chilly(only the tail)

~~~~a red chilly(aldona/kashmiri)

the above i roughly crush ,helps keep spice level low too.

~~~~salt to taste+ a tbh of goan vinegar/lime juice

2)Marinate everything in a glass bowl & keep aside covered with cling wrap for an hour or overnight.




~~~~7onions cubed/ sliced(u could vary this to ur palate)




3)Place marinated meat along with spices(remove whole chillies), a pinch of sugar,half the cubed/onion,3 cups water(remember we are working on a pulao too & we need stock) & olive oil(stick to clarified butter for traditional flav but its lovely with olive oil too) in a pressure cooker & cook for around 2 whistles(1 for chicken).Keep aside.

U sure can place meat directly in the pan but i love what p.cooking does to the meat,kinda seals in juices &tenderizes so its great for beef anyway.

4)Now heat some oil in a pan,and while its heating strain stock.

5)Fry the remaining alongwith whole chillies in the pan &when done put in all the meat and along with the onion & spices to the pan.(here u can add a few peppercorns crushed,white and black)

6)Stir fry awhile,add in a cup of stock,reserve remaining stock.ANd a tsp or 2of TAMRIND PULP.

COver pan for a few minutes.

7)STir.Check seasoning,repeat with any of what the spices used if needed .

Now the PULAO can be prepared along side the chilly fry.

~~~2 cups basamati rice

~~~2 onions sliced

~~~2 tomatoes ,finely cubed

~~~3/4 cup green peas

~~~3-4 maggi cubes(optional)

~~~salt to taste


1)Wash2CUPs RICE well,soak in water.

2)heat 1 TBH OLIVE OIL.

3)fry 2ONIONS SLICED,when done add in 2 TOMATOES CUBED. Saute well.

4)Add the remaining STOCK and water to get 3.5 cups of liquid.

5)Bring to a quick boil.Add rice and some GREEN PEAS(FROZEN OR BOILED)

6)Cook till done.Top off with portuguese oilive oil.

 

 

this fry & fragrant rice combines well with a simple salad of sliced onions/shallots with cilantro & a squeeze of lime.

 

 

 

love the chilly fry served on a nice big slice of baked potato(boiling is fine too)

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One Response to “~~~A NOSTALGIC GOAN MEALEE OF GOAN BEEF CHILLY FRY & GOAN PULAO~~~”

  1. alexandreclasens76 December 23, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Hmmm goan food is the best…will try this version of beef chilli fry.

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