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Taj Kabab (Beef Taj Kabab)

Serves eight to nine people.

Main Ingredients:
  • Thinly sliced beef (1" long) - 1 kg
  • Large potatoes - 4
  • Large onions - 4
  • Large tomatoes - 4 to 5
  • Ginger paste - 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Cloves - 5 to 6
  • Ground turmeric - 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder - 2 tablespoons
  • Jaiphal (nutmeg) powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Jaitri (mace) powder - ¼ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Vinegar - 2 tablespoons
  • Dried chili - 4 to 5
  • Whole cumin - 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Salt - 2 tablespoons (as needed)
  • Mustard oil - ¼ cup
  • Soy bean oil - ¼ cup
Preparation:
  • Slice the beef into thin, 1" long pieces.
  • Clean the beef and marinate with ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin powder, turmeric, chili powder and salt.
  • Now marinate further with vinegar, mustard powder, jaiphal, jaitri, cardamom powder, black pepper and mustard oil.
  • Keep aside for about 10 minutes.
  • Cut the potatoes, tomatoes and onions into large, round, ¼" thick pieces.
  • Keep aside.
  • Heat the soy bean oil in a saucepan.
  • Fry the whole cumin, cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaves.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Place half of the beef evenly over the saucepan.
  • Now layer half of the sliced potatoes, onions and tomatoes on top of the beef.
  • Place the remaining beef evenly on the layer of vegetables.
  • Finally, put the remaining potatoes, onions and tomatoes on top of the second layer of beef.
  • Throw in the dried chili on top and turn on the heat.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat.
  • After about 10 minutes, lower the heat.
  • Let it cook for 1 hour. Do not open the cover or stir the ingredients.
  • Remove the cover after an hour. Let any remaining water dry up completely.
  • Cook until the beef is soft and tender, and the oil starts to separate from the water.
  • Serve hot with polao or paratha.

1 comment:

Safiul Alam Toaha said...

Apu,Baim macher vuna er recipe chai... Post korben please :)