Beef Dry Fry

I have a friend who swears by the power of pressure cookers. In fact, she wanted so much for me to join her bandwagon so she brought me one (all the way from India!). True to her word, almost all of my cooking times were reduced by half. I am now a proud convert.

beef dry fry

Beef Dry Fry
Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

1 pound beef chuck, cubed into 1-inch chunks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons ground coriander, divided
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch of turmeric powder
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
dash of ground pepper
2 tablespoons garam masala
1/4 cup coconut milk

1. In a pressure cooker, combine the beef, salt, grated ginger, garlic powder, a tablespoon of coriander powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and water. Mix all together and pressure cook for 10 minutes*.
2. While the beef cooks, heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining coriander powder, dash of pepper, and garam masala. Sauté for a minute. Pour the cooked beef and boil for 5 minutes, or until all the water has evaporated.
3. Add the coconut milk and turn off the heat. Serve hot with steamed white rice.


  • Cooking time varies on the pressure cooker used. Consult your manufacturer’s manual.

Recipe by JG


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