Beef Biryani Curry with Pawpaw

Beef Biryani Curry with Pawpaw

About 4 people



  1. Beef (1/2 a kilo, pieced)
  2. Garlic (1 tbl spoon, crushed)
  3. Ginger (1 tea spoon, crushed)
  4. Tomato (2, grated into thick paste)
  5. Pilau Mix
  6. Coriander (a bunch, chopped)
  7. Onions (Deep fried and put aside)
  8. Potatoes (Irish ones, deep fried and put aside)
  9. Tomato Paste (1 tbl spoon)
  10. Raw Pawpaw (grated into thick paste)
  11. Sour Milk/Maziwa mala (1/2 cups)
  12. Lemon (squeeze into lemon juice, 1 tbl spn)
  13. to taste Salt


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    BEEF MARINATION :. In a cooking pot, place the meat chopped into preferable sizes, pour in the garlic, ginger, tomatoes, Pilau mix (table spoon), Tomato paste, Pawpaw. Mix evenly, cover and let it sit up to about 3 hours.
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    FOR THE RICE: •3 cups of rice Vegetable oil (table spn) Cummin seeds (1/2 tea spn) Food colour (orange) Onion (1, cubbed)
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    Wash the rice approximately thrice and strain it. Heat oil in a pan, add in the cummin spice and onions, fry until golden brown. Measure 3 and 1/2 cups of warm water and add into the oil with 1/2 a tea spn of salt. As the mixture boils, add the rice and let it boil. As water goes down, adjust the heat to low, mix some food colour with a table spoon of water and pour onto about 4 different sides to have the rice in both white and orange color.
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    Cover and let it simmer until it's ready with top part forming a crust and some moisture retained within.
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    FOR THE CURRY: Place the cooking pot with the beef marinade and let the meat boil into tenderness. In a separate pot, heat some vegetable oil (1 tbl spn), add in a table spoon of the Pilau mix or the crushed spices, crushed garlic, cubbed tomato and cook until tender.
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    Pour in the heated beef marinade and mix evenly. Add the sour milk and salt to taste. As the curry slowly cooks, place the fried potatoes and onions. Squueze in about a table spoon of lemon juice soon. As soon as the potatoes are well cooked you are good to go! Haha...congrats! Bon appétit ;)
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