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Great with Naan♪ Beef and Bean Curry

Great with Naan♪ Beef and Bean Curry

I wanted to eat authentic curry with strong spices, so I made this. Before this, I would buy a spice packet from an e-commerce store that I could make authentic curry for the whole year. I made something original while keeping the spice flavors in mind. This goes better with naan rather than rice. Please adjust the spiciness to your liking.

Ingredients: 4~5 people

Ground beef
300 g
Onion
2
Chickpeas (canned)
100 g
Tomato
1
Whole canned tomatoes
One 400 g can
Garlic
2 large cloves (finely chopped)
Ginger
1 large piece (finely chopped)
Cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon
○Cumin (powdered)
3 teaspoons
○Turmeric
1 teaspoon
○Red pepper
2 teaspoons
○Cinnamon
a small amount
○Clover
A small amount
○Cardamom
A small amount
Garam masala (powdered)
2 teaspoons
Soup stock cubes
2 cubes
Salt and pepper
to taste
Soy sauce
3 teaspoons
Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
2 tablespoons
Yogurt
4 tablespoons
Chutney or honey
As you like

Steps

1. Combine the ○ spices (they are all powdered) together in a dish. Finely chop the onions, remove the tomato skins in hot water, and finely chop.
2. Add olive oil and cumin seeds into a pot and cook over low heat. Once the cumin seeds have started to crackle, add the finely chopped garlic, and cook well over low heat until aromatic.
3. Add finely chopped garlic to the pot from Step 2, and saute until it turns lightly golden brown (It takes about 3~40 minutes, this is one of the keys to the flavoring so do it right). By the way, the photo above has been cooked for 15 minutes. The browned edges are not burnt, but it's the onion flavoring. It will be dissolved later.
4. Once the onions have become lightly golden, add the beef and sauté. Add the mixed spices once it has cooked through, and sauté for several more minutes.
5. After the spices have soaked into the meat in Step 4 and is aromatic, add the finely chopped tomatoes, canned tomatoes (squish in your hands and then put in), and the tomato juice.
6. Add chickpeas, salt, pepper, and soup stock cubes, and boil over low heat for about 15 minutes.
7. Add soy sauce and Japanese Worcester sauce while checking the taste (Use more Worcester sauce for those of you with a sweet tooth). Or add about 2 teaspoons of chutney to make it mild.
8. Add 4 tablespoons yogurt, simmer for an additional 40~50 minutes, and boil down excess water. Turn off the heat and add garam masala after 10 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

Back when I made curry with a spice packet bought from an e-commerce store, I realized how to make authentic curry. I sometimes make this kind of curry. You can make it any time you gather the ingredients together♪.
You could easily mince the onions if you have a food processor.
For those of you that who prefer roughly minced meat, give it a quick whirl in the food processor for a satisfying texture and it'll be delicious♪.