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Anglo-Indian Beef Stew

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Anglo-Indian Stew can be made with any meat and is a combination of both western and Indian flavors. This hearty, healthy one-pot meal can be eaten by itself or teamed with plain boiled rice. Beef stew is best made in a pressure cooker.


  • 1 kg stew beef cubed
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil
  • 2 onions sliced thin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 8-10 peppercorns
  • 4-5 cardamom pods split
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsps ginger paste
  • 3 tbsps garlic paste
  • 2 tbsps wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato kethup
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce
  • 2 large or 3 medium sized tomatoes chopped fine
  • 1 cup cubed carrot
  • 1 cup shelled green peas
  • 3 large potatoes cut into 4 pieces each
  • 1 cup green beans cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup radish cubed
  • 1/2 cup pearl onions
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the cooking oil in the pressure cooker. Add all the whole spices and fry till slightly darker.
  • Add the onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic pastes and and green chillies and fry for a minute.
  • Add the flour and brown.
  • Add the soy sauce, ketchup, red chilli sauce, tomatoes and stir well. Cook till the tomatoes are slightly pulpy.
  • Add the meat and brown.
  • Add the stock, 2 cups of water and the harder vegetables like potato, radish and carrots and cover the pressure cooker. Cook on a high flame till you hear the whistle blow once.
  • Turn the flame off and release the pressure from the cooker. Open and add the remaining vegetables. Season and close the pressure cooker and cook on high flame till you hear one whistle. Simmer and cook till one more whistle.
  • Release the pressure and serve hot with plain boiled rice.
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 5 out of 5
Aaaaawsum, Member EVITAEBADIAN

I make this dish like every other week its so healthy and easy to make...u can have it like a soup with bread or with rice ..which ever way u prefer...

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