Beef and Beer Masala with Onion Bhaji Dumplings
A great Indian dish to rival any take-away, with cubes of beef in a masala sauce made with lager and added vegetables like spinach and cauliflower finished with home-made onion bhaji dumplings to die for.
- 450g lean braising or stewing cubes
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 2 tablespoons curry paste
- 150g cauliflower, cut into florets
- 75g spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 300ml beer
For the Dumplings:
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 onions,peeled and sliced
- 175g self-raising flour
- 75g low fat spread
- 3-4 tablespoons water
- Preheat the oven to 170°C,150°C, Gas Mark 3.
- Place the place the beef, onion, garlic, curry paste, cauliflower, spinach and tomato ketchup in a large casserole dish. Pour over the beer, mix well, cover and place into a preheated oven for approximately 2 hours, stirring halfway through.
- Meanwhile make the dumplings. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions for 10 minutes until softened and golden brown, allow to cool slightly. Place the flour in a bowl and rub in the low-fat spread. Add the onions and water and mix until a smooth dough is formed. Divide into 8 balls.
- During the last 20 minutes of cooking drop the dumplings into the casserole and cook uncovered for the remaining cooking time.