Beef fry, a non-vegetarian stir fry side dish made using beef and is the best accompaniment to many Hyderabadi recipes like dal. For those who want to get the meaning of beef then it is the flesh of the cow which is cut into small pieces and cooked.
Beef, a second best alternative to meat for those who cannot afford eating meat. Although goat meat is the best but beef is affordable to the one's who could not eat mutton on a daily basis.
Many parts of India have beef as their regular diet and they make several recipes using beef. Beef tastes good if cooked perfectly and slow cooking beef takes time as compared to goat meat.
I have shared many mutton recipes on my blog but I later thought that I have no recipes related to beef on my blog which my readers would definitely love to try it out.
I decided that I would be sharing a couple of beef recipes which are usually liked and preferred by most of the beef lovers and love cooking for their families.
There are several mutton recipes on my blog and the same procedures too can be followed to make beef related recipes too.
This particular recipe of mine is pressure cooked quickly and stir fried in some oil which brings out a delicious taste and can be had as a side dish to many indian dal recipes.
It is a dry dish and can be served as a starter as well and this is one of the best beef recipes made so far by me and is a very simple and quick to do recipe by pressure cooking and stir frying.
Many have a misconception that eating beef or meat is dangerous to health but eating it once in a while has lots of health benefits.
The benefits of including meat in our diet is very beneficial to our body and below are some of the health benefits which I would be glad enough to list them down and bring awareness in my viewers about the goodness of having it occasionally.
Although there are many disadvantages to eating beef, there are many more advantages that prove it as a great benefit to our body.
Benefits of beef:
- It has high amount of vitamins such as vitamin B12 and minerals like iron and zinc which are good for our body.
- It is also a rich source of protein which helps in building our muscles and grow stronger.
- Since it is a rich source of iron it prevents causing Anaemia.
Do not overcook beef as it takes away all the nutrients and minerals and eventually the cooked dish has nothing nutritious into it.
Ways to make beef regularly:
- There are many ways of using beef and making it for several recipes but the best way to make it is by not overcooking and cooking it healthily.
- For occasions, it can be used to make delicious gravies, curries, biryani recipes, it is also stuffed in burgers, used as fried balls and many more...
- If eaten often, then do try to cook with healthy cooking methods.
How to buy meat or beef:
- When we go out to buy these non veg stuff, it is very necessary to check for the packed dates and expiry dates before we buy them and start using.
- Always buy fresh meat especially meat of the calf which tastes best, soft and it is tender as well.
How to store it:
Always store raw beef or raw meat in deep freezers and not in the refrigerator as it gets rotten in few hours if not stored in deep freezers.
How to make beef fry recipe:
beef fry recipe, beef stir fry
For pressure cooking beef or tenderizing:
- 500 gms of beef
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 cup water
For stir frying the beef:
- 4 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
- tenderized beef (beef that has been pressure cooked)
- 7-8 fresh curry leaves
- 5-6 slit green chillies
- ½ tsp garam masala powder
How to clean the beef:
- Take a knife and carefully remove the white layer over the beef pieces if there is any as it is very unhealthy and contains lots of fats.
- Wash it under running water a couple of times.
- Put the beef into a strainer for a few minutes in order to remove excess water.
Pressure cooking beef:
- Take a pressure cooker, into it, add the washed beef, add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, oil, some water, mix everything well and pressure cook until it gets tender.
- Generally it takes about one whistle on high flame and 3-4 whistles on low flame to get tenderized.
- Reduce the steam, remove the cooker lid and check to see if there is water inside the pressure cooked beef.
- If it contains water, then cook it on medium to low flame by keeping it uncovered until the beef absorbs all the water.
- If required keep stirring in between to avoid burning the base.
- If the water content is nil then do not need to cook it.
- Switch off the flame and set it aside.
Stir frying the beef:
- Take a pan, add oil into it and heat it.
- Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes on low flame.
- Add the pressure cooked beef into it and mix well.
- Add fresh curry leaves and slit green chillies into it, mix.
- Roast it for few minutes on low flame.
- Keep stirring in between to avoid burning.
- This should be continued until the beef is roasted well.
- It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to roast well.
- Make sure to stir fry on low flame.
- Lastly add garam masala powder for extra taste, mix well.
- Once it appears nicely roasted and dark brown in color switch off the flame.
- Serve it in a bowl.
- Serve it with rice, lentils/dal.
- The same recipe can be followed to make mutton fry as well.
- It is better to use a non stick pan while stir frying to avoid burning.
- If salt is less then do sprinkle some salt while stir frying.