MEAT PICKLE


Starting to blog after a long pause with a meat pickle recipe which could be made with any meat.The first choice will be beef/veal.

This is a spicy,addictive and tasty pickle .If you are person with less time in your hands, just slip in these meat pieces in a wrap/ sandwiches .You could also make a rough mince of these pieces and add to make a quick bite.

The meat can be cooked in a pressure cooker till tender and then fried/or cut into tiny pieces and fried in oil before adding the spices.The level of oil should be slightly above the meat level to store for a longer time.If you find that the meat has sucked up the oil ,after it has cooled ,heat a little more oil and pour over the pickle and mix well.

Now to the recipe..

INGREDIENTS

750-1kg beef

Ingredients to cook beef with

1 tsp turmeric powder

10 peppercorns

1 tbsp plain chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp salt

To fry meat after cooking

Coconut oil /gingelly oil

For tempering

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds

2-3 dry chillies

few curry leaves

2 tbsp finely chopped ginger-garlic

4-5 tbsp raw chilli powder

3/4 cup vinegar

6-7 green chillies slightly slit

1/2 tsp asafoetida

salt to taste

1 tsp sugar or jaggery

7 tbsp gingelly oil

METHOD

First cook the meat with the ingredients listed for cooking, for 3-4 whistles.

Transfer the meat with the water into another pan and cook till the water is absorbed.

Heat coconut oil and fry the meat till it is brown and set aside.

Heat another pan with gingelly oil ,add the green chillies and remove immediately.

Next add the mustard,fenugreek,curry leaves, ginger-garlic,green chillies, chilli powder, asafoetida, vinegar, fried beef, salt ,sugar .(Add the ingredients in the order I have given ).

Cook for 2 minutes .

Allow to cool and store in sterilised bottles.