Gheema / Beef Curry
Gheema / Beef Curry – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights, Salwaa Smith
Boneless beef cut into small cubes made into a curry and served with roti or white rice. Curry is almost always accompanied with atchar or sambals.
3 onions finely chopped
2 ripe tomatoes grated
1/2 green and red pepper finely chopped
2 tsp garlic grated
2 tsp ginger grated
3 green chillies slit
3 bay leaves
3 pieces stick cinnamon
7 cardamom pods
10 curry leaves
2 tsp tomatoe paste
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 kg beef steak cut in small pieces
2 tbsp leaf masala / roasted masala
2 tsp salt or to taste
2 tsp tumeric
1 1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp whole fennel / bariship seeds
Few potatoes (optional), peeled and cut into quarters
Braise chopped onion in oil until transparent or slightly brown
Add garlic, ginger, green, red pepper and braised a further 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add cardamom, allspice, stick cinnamon and bay leaves.
In another hot pan take all the whole spices, fennel, cumin and coriander and warm it in the pan for about 1-2 minutes take care not to burn these spices. Make it semi fine in a mortar and pestle and put aside. The aroma is beautiful.
Braise for a further 5 minutes then add salt and all the spices.
Add beef steak and cook for about 45 minutes until beefsteak are soft and tender adding little bit of water at a time.
Now add tomatoes and tomatoe paste as well as curry leaves give the pot a vigorous stir then add potatoes and cook until potatoes soft not forgetting to add little of water as needed and stir occasionally.
Serve with roti, white rice or flat bread or naan bread.
Click here for details of where to buy the Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook by Salwaa Smith
Posted on 24/10/2015, in Geema / Beef Curry and tagged beef, cape malay cooking, Cape Town, Curry, gheema, SOUTH AFRICA, steak, TRADITIONAL. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Salwaa,Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. They remind me so much of home in Cape Town. I would love for you to give me a recipe of your leaf masala/roasted masala if you would be so kindThank you, Essex
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Hi thank you for your message. We have a dedicated website in UK which sells my books and a variety of Cape Malay spices
Thank you ☺