Palak means spinach so beef palak translates to beef cooked with spinach. Beef Palak is a very tasty dish and a great way to get your protein and veggies all in one dish!
- 1 lb stewing beef
- 12 oz fresh or frozen spinach (chopped)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 5 pieces whole black pepper
- 5 cloves
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 3 cardamom seeds
- 1 inch piece of cinnamon stick
- 1 jalapeno
- 12 ounces onions
- 12 ounces of tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp dhana jeera
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder (optional)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- Slice the onions into thin slices.
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add the black pepper, cloves, cumin. cardamom, cinnamon stick and onions. Cut the jalapeno into 4 pieces and add this to the saucepan. Fry the onions stirring until they are golden brown.
- Chop the tomatoes and add this to the saucepan. Add the ginger and garlic.
- Add the chopped spinach and the rest of the spices except the garam masala to the saucepan.
- Cube the meat into half an inch cubes, rinse meat with cold water and add this to the saucepan. Mix everything and cook on medium heat covered for 15 minutes.
- Add the water and cook for another 15 minutes or till the meat is cooked.
- Meat is cooked when it change colour and the meat is firm to the touch and it falls apart when you pull it.
- Serve the beef palak sprinkled with garam masala and chopped cilantrro.
Serve with naan, chapati or rice.