Hi, Ray here again.
Time to try out one of those yummy beef recipes from the Curry Focus website. I like onions and decide to try out the beef dopiaza curry recipe.
I had everything that I needed except for the beef and fresh chillies so it was an easy shopping trip for the ingredients.
It takes about an hour to cook the beef so I made sure that I started to prepare the ingredients about 90 minutes before dinner was served.
The beef was pretty lean and there was no fat to cut off. All I had to do was chop it up into small bite-sized pieces.
I then realised that I needed to preheat the oven so quickly turned it on.
Then I peeled and chopped the 2 medium onions into thin slices.
Whilst the onions were cooking in the frying pan, I made up the spice paste and peeled, and chopped, the garlic cloves.
I put the onions aside when they were cooked and stir-fried the garlic and then the spice paste.
Into the casserole went the stir-fry, beef and water and then the casserole was put into the oven for 15 minutes with the lid on.
Whilst the beef was cooking, I peeled another onion and chopped it up pretty finely and then chopped up the 2 chillies.
When it was time, I added the chopped onion and chillies to the casserole for another 25 minutes.
It was pretty much easy going from now. I chopped up the coriander and left it and went and sat down for a read of the paper.
Time came to add the coriander and garam masala to the casserole.
I got the rice ready to microwave whilst the casserole was cooking away.
Now it was time to add the cooked onion. After 10 minutes, I removed the casserole lid, turned off the oven and started the rice.
The beef dopiaza curry was soon ready to eat and was quickly devoured at the dinner table with a nice glass of wine.
The overall verdict was “very good” and the meal rated a 7 out of 10.
Just a quick word of warning. There is a lot of onion in this meal. If you don’t like too much onion then maybe only cook one, instead of two, onions at the beginning of the recipe.
I loved the flavours and will definitely be making beef dopiaza curry again in the near future.