Beef Assado (Roast Beef)

Goan beef asado - roast beef
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Beef Assad is a Goan style beef roast, which comes with gravy, is on the spicier side but a good tribute to the Goan way of eating.

Beef Assado (Roast Beef)
A traditional Goan dish influenced by the Portuguese.
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  1. 1 kg Beef, cut into chunks
  2. 2 onions (sliced finely)
  3. 1-2 tomatoes chopped
  4. 2-3 red chillies (Kasmiri preferred)
  5. salt for seasoning
For the marination
  1. 3 red chillies
  2. 1 tsp cummin seeds
  3. 10 peppercorn seeds
  4. 10 flakes of garlic
  5. 1 inch ginger
  6. 1 stick of cinammon
  7. 1-2 cloves
  8. 1 tablespoon turmeric
  9. Pinch of sugar
  10. Grind all this into a fine paste with little vinegar or freshly squeezed lime juice.
  1. 1) Pierce the meat with a fork, apply the marination and leave for 2-3 hours or even overnight.
  2. 2) In a deep pan fry red chillies & onions until translucent, add tomatoes.
  3. 3) Add the meat and fry well. Add water depending on the amount of gravy required.
  4. 4) Cook meat until tender.
  5. 5) Slice thinly. Serve with roast potatoes.
  1. Roast beef makes a good filling for sandwiches. Roast beef can be made dry into a chilly fry or served as gravy.

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