Bangladeshi beef shatkora

Bangladeshi beef shatkora

This Bangladeshi beef shatkora recipe is a dish of contrasts. Rich spiced beef is balanced with the sour bitter flavour of the shatkora, a type of citrus fruit grown in the country. A stunning curry typically eaten during autumn.
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  1. Step 1

    Cut the piece of shatkora into wedges and then chop each wedge into 4 pieces, making sure to remove any seeds. If using frozen shatkora, defrost first in cold water for 1 hour, then cut each slice into 4 pieces and set aside
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the garlic, ginger and onions. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions are translucent
  3. Step 3

    Stir in the beef, salt, whole spices and green chillies and add 250ml of cold water. Bring to a simmer then cover and cook for 40 minutes over a medium heat, stirring occasionally
  4. Step 4

    After 40 minutes add the ground spices, stirring so they cover the pieces of beef, then cover and cook for 5 minutes
  5. Step 5

    Add the shatkora and 250ml of hot water. Stir once then cover and cook for 10 minutes on a low heat
  6. Step 6

    Top up the pan with 400ml of hot water and bring to the boil over a high heat (do not stir). Simmer 5 minutes
  7. Step 7

    Add the chopped coriander, cover and cook on low heat for 10 more minutes, or until the meat is tender
  8. Step 8

    Serve with sticky white rice and a side salad of cucumber, red onion and tomatoes. Garnish with fresh coriander if you wish