Mama’s Special : Beef Steak Curry

Mother’s Day is around the corner and I really miss my Mom at this point of time ! She is miles away in India and I am here in Dubai, but that does not stop me from dedicating this blog to her. So Happy Mothers Day Mama, I love you so much !

Growing up with a mom like Mrs. Avery Gonsalves was eventful as much as it was fun. She made me her assistant on every cooking expedition and loved experimenting. When it came to trying out new recipes, I would wait to run down to get the groceries and come home to the fresh aromatic fragrances of the boiling pot. Nothing that she made ever tasted bad and her desserts still make my mouth water even at the thought of them.

So today I am going to share with you one of the many recipes from my heritage and one of the dishes I used to wait to eat when my Mama prepared it. I would describe it as Indian, flavourful, delicious and totally filling ! Presenting to you, the Beef Steak Curry !


  • 750 gms Beef cut into thin round slices
  • 1 Large White Onion Sliced
  • 4 Garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 small piece of Ginger sliced
  • 2 Green Chillies slit
  • 2 Large Tomatoes sliced
  • 2 Large Potatoes cut into round slices
  • Handful of Mint Leaves and Parsley
  • 2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tsp of Garam Masala Powder
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Oil/Ghee
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

First of all wash the meat thoroughly and pat dry. Marinate it with salt, pepper, vinegar and leave aside. Also marinate the potatoes with salt and pepper. Cut all the vegetables and keep aside.

beef steak

In a pan, heat up 2 tbsps of Ghee and first fry the meat until brown on both sides. Then fry the potatoes until they are half cooked and leave aside.

Pour the same ghee used to fry the meat and potatoes in a pressure cooker. Fry the garlic, then add the onions. Keep frying till they turn light in colour, then add the ginger, chilli and keep frying it. Now add the tomatoes and leave it for a while so that the tomatoes melt to form a thick gravy.

Add the spice powders i.e. Turmeric, Garam Masala, Salt and Pepper. Incase you have a chicken stock cube, add one of that as well.

You can pop in the meat and add a little water after which you can close the pressure cooker and let the whistle go off at least 4 times. Check the meat to see if its tender and add the potatoes.

Cook for another 5 mins or until the potatoes are fully cooked and add 1 tbsp of vinegar. Chop the herbs finely, sprinkle it over the dish, stir one last time and relish the magic πŸ™‚

You have to eat this dish while its still piping hot with either bread or rice. I prefer the latter πŸ™‚

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Hope you try out this dish and gift your mothers a plateful of Happiness ! Happy Mothers Day once again to all you beautiful Ladies around the world πŸ™‚

Cheers !

L.P.G xx


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