Sunday, November 01, 2009

Spicy Turmeric Beef

Turmeric is one of my favorite spices to use. Besides many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, it makes food taste good and I love the yellow hue it gives a dish. I used it a lot when I cook our Malaysian dishes. One of the dishes I tried out is a recipe from Salt & Turmeric . This dish is cooked on low flame till the water evaporates completely and the beef and potatoes are tender. Delicious!!

Adapted from Salt & Turmeric with minor changes

1lb beef tenderloin, thinly sliced
Water, enough to cover the beef
4 tbsp olive oil
2 small potato, peel and cut into 1” pieces – par-boiled until slightly soft
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp sambal Oelek (optional)
1 tsp of dark soy sauce
1 yellow pepper - cut into 1" cube
2 red chilies - cut small
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
2 spring onions - cut into 1" length
Salt, black pepper and sugar to taste

1. Put the beef in a sauté pan or wok and add water enough to cover the beef. Cook until the beef is soft and water has completely evaporates. Stir occasionally.
2. Add in the oil, garlic, potato, sambal oelek and turmeric powder. Turn down the flame, stir regularly until the beef looks crunchy and the potato is soft.
3. Add the bell peppers, salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Continue stirring for 2 minute. Check seasoning, add in the spring onions.
4. Serves with warm white rice.


motherrimmy said...

I love the colors of this dish. I've saved it to try the next time I'm looking for a beef recipe.

Dori said...

Sounds wonderful, and the color is great!

Angie's Recipes said...

Mine too! Love its colour, so bright, warm and comforting!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look so yummy, and very nice colour combination.

Elin Chia said...

this looks so appetizing...I want some...share share with me..mmm your dishes all make me hungry :p

mycookinghut said...

Anything sounds spicy catches my attention.. so as this one. :) Looks good! :)

Bits said...

Hi, I love turmeric... this dish is simply delicious, one of our Malaysian dish. It will be great to eat it during this raining season.

Zurin said...

oh that looks so good and simple...i mite just make it the combination of the ingredients

Jo said...

Oh wow. Beef, potato, sambal olek .. you're already sending shivers down my back. It's so gooood!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! Love turmeric powder too.

tigerfish said...

I just had roast chicken wings with turmeric as one of the ingredients :P

ICook4Fun said...

Mother Rimmy, yes do dry this dish out :)

Meeso, thank you.

Angie, thank you.

Sonia, thank you.

Elin, come on over and we can have it for dinner :)

Leemei, mine too.

Bit of Taste, a real comfort food :)

Zurin, this is a colorful diah :)

Jo, ha ha... great combinations :)

LCOM, I love the beautiful yellow color :)

Tigerfish, I always put turmeric to our Malaysian dish.

ann low said...

This is a colourful and yummy dish. Love the smell of turmeric. Will follow your site.

Christelle said...

Humm, this dish looks gorgeous and mouth watering, I was wondering, would it taste different with the fresh tumeric root? would you advise it?

ICook4Fun said...

Ancoo, thanks for stopping by.

Christelle, you can use the fresh turmeric root but you have to grate it really fine before using it.

Anonymous said...

I really like stir fry with turmeric and sambal oelek. Thanks for the recipe. Cooking this for dinner :)