Beef Roast

A popular Sunday brunch or party special starter item, the beef is roasted till brown and done along with select spices and ground paste.

1 kg beef rump
6 to 8 cloves 
2 pcs of cinnamon 
8 to 12 whole dry red chillies
1/2 tbsp peppercorns
8 to 12 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 to 6 tbsp oil and few curry leaves

For marinating the Meat
1 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
1 tsp turmeric powder 
salt to taste

For Garnish
3 big sized onions, finely cut in rings and fried till brown and crisp
4 to 6 big sized potatoes par boiled, peeled, cut in 4 lengthwise and fried to a golden brown & crisp

   * Wash the chunk of meat nicely- drain
   * Then prick nicely with a fork all over marinate with the ingredients given under marination for atleast 2-3 hrs or over night in the fridge.
   * Next day, take the pressure pan add oil when hot add the whole spices (cloves, cinnamon, dry chillies, pepper corns, garlic pod, curry leaves) & fry on med.
   * Heat till the cloves, peppercorns pop up & the garlic is brown
   * Now put the marinated meat chunk & fry turning it all over to seal the juices, fry to a light brown on all sides.
   * add ½ cup of water along with the marination juices cover the cooker, put the stopper & leave to cook after the first whistle lower flame to min. & leave to cook for 20 mins.
   * When done put off gas & leave the cooker to cool down on it’s own.
   * Open the lid & put back on the gas & continue cooking till all the soup has been absorbed by the meat
   * Remove from heat & let the meat cool down a little
   * Cut into thin slices & keep. in the same pressure cooker pan add a little more oil
   * To the whole spices still in the cooker
   * When hot fry the meat slices on med.
   * Heat to a light brown (don’t fry it too much then it will become hard) & remove. arrange the meat slices in the center of a platter, & decorate the sides with fried potato wedges & fried onions.
  * Serve with tomato ketchup.
  * If you want to make a sauce to pour over the roast slices then when you remove the chunk of meat for slicing
  * Strain the soup - & keep aside.
  * Discard the spices.
  * Put the pressure cooker pan back on to the gas on medium heat
  * Add 2-3 tbspns of butter when the butter has melted add 2 tbspns of maida flour & fry till the flour turns a golden brown now add the soup + ¼ - ½ cup of water & keep on stirring
  * Remove any lumps if any
  * Continue stirring for 2 mins on low flame or till the sauce thickens
  * Remove & serve over sliced roasted beef along with your fried potatoes, onions & ketchup.
  * If the sauce becomes too thick add ¼ cup water & stir till the thickness is achieved.

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