Tiger: Eeeww! Uncle Ambrose what is that? I don't think I'll like it!
Ambrose: Good. More for us!
Tiger: So can I try a bit? What is in it? Anything I like?
Ambrose: Some cumin seeds and powder, tumeric, cardamom pods, etc...
Tiger: I want to try it!
Ambrose: Ok. We'll ask daddy.
Tiger: Daddy said ok.
Ambrose: I am sure!
BEEF GARAM MASALAThis is one of my favorite Indian dishes. I love it. It is easy to cook and it goes perfectly with steamed basmati rice or naan. We eat this with steamed basmati rice cooked in coconut milk and ghee...and sometimes with fresh naan (indian bread). It is actually a very light dish. We used fresh ground beef for this dish. Try it today.
3 lb fresh ground minced beef
1 cup coconut milk
1 stick butter (1/2 stick ok) or
2 tbsp ghee (I used ghee just because it tastes better than butter)
1 tsp cumin seeds or 1 tsp cumin powder (or both)
1 tbsp tumeric powder
2 tbsp sweet black soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2-3 pcs of star anise
2-3 pcs of cardamom pods
2 tbsp brown sugar
3-5 pcs of garlic, peeled and whole (not chopped or sliced)
2 tbsp curry powder
2 cans of Carbanzo beans, drained
Some Cilantro, chopped
Some onion, chopped
Salt to taste
Garam masala to taste (I used 2 tbsp)
Cooking Instructions: Level - easy.
In a large frying pan (see pic), heat ghee or butter or both until hot.
Add onion, garlic and cilantro until cilantro is soft and garlic is browned nicely.
Add star anise, cumin seeds and powder, tumeric powder, cardamom pods, curry powder and coconut milk. Cook for a minute or two.
Add the ground minced beef (break it apart) and cook until it is cooked.
Add the carbanzo beans, black soy sauce and light soy sauce.
Add salt to taste...if yours is dryer than mine (see pic) add more coconut milk.
Lastly, add the garam masala.
Simmer under medium to low heat for about 10 min. Serve hot over steamed basmati rice or naan bread..or your everyday bread.