Monday, January 31, 2011

Beef Vindalo and Whole Wheat Chipatis

I have a new ritual- waking up on Sunday mornings to watch Aarti Sequeria's "Aarti Party" show on the Food Network. Her bubbly personality, bright set, and amazing food make for a cozy morning with a cup of coffee and a note pad. Last night Matt and I tried her Beef Vindaloo and whole grain chipatis and wow-it was wonderful! Thank's Aarti!
 Because it isn't my recipe, I will direct you to Aarti's  page on the Food Network site. Here you will find her recipe for Goan Beef Curry with Vinegar: Beef Vindaloo! 

 I am a big fan of her Ginger-Garlic Paste
  1. 1/2 cup cloves garlic, whole
  2. 1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled, 1/2-inch slices
  3. 1/4 cup canola oil
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until ..well ..pastey
Store in a jar (and in the fridge) for 2-3 weeks and use in all your curries. 

 Making the Wet Masala- Toasted Cinnamon sticks,  peppercorns, cloves and cumin, ground in a "spice grinder" (aka Mr. Coffee old coffee grinder, cleaned out with rice.) 
add in paprika and turmeric and blend with apple cider. 


After sauteing red (I used white..) onions in canola oil, 
I added in the wet masala and cooked down. After adding beef I added a cup
of water and let simmer for 30 minutes.  It smelled amazing!



 Meanwhile I kneaded two cups of whole grain wheat and one cup of water together. After letting the dough rest, I formed a long log and cut into 10 pieces (Aarti suggests 12 pieces) 
Chapati time! 



Rolling out the dough. This ended up being a lot easier than I thought!




Keep a little bowl of olive oil on the side 
with a spoon to sprinkle oil on the chipatis and
watch the puff up!

Yum!


Triple Yum! Vindalo success! 
We ate ours with a side of basmati rice and of course, 
the chipatis!

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