Boneless Beef Handi

Extremely tender, chunky and spicy simmered curry…..

Boneless handi


  • 1 kilo beef
  • 3 – 4 big size onions sliced
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli flakes to taste
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tspn meat tenderizer (fresh or powder)
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tbspn crushed garlic
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 2 green cardamoms crushed
  • 1 piece of cinnamon
  • 2 tbspns dried fenugreek leaves


  • Few coriander leaves
  • Green chillies
  • Julienne ginger


-In a mixing bowl, combine everything except onion, oil, ginger, garlic, fenugreek leaves, black pepper and yogurt. Let all the spices marinate the meat for 1 hour. Now add yogurt and mix. Keep in refrigerator for 2 hours.

-Heat oil and fry onion until they are light brown and crispy. Take them out on a plate and crush them in mortar and pestle.

-Now in the same oil, sizzle some crushed ginger and garlic and add the marinated meat and cook on low heat until the meat is tender. Add the coarsely crushed fried onion and let it cook until the oil starts separating from the curry.

-Add fenugreek leaves crushing between your palms and take it out in the serving bowl. Garnish with some fresh greens and ginger and serve hot with naan.

2 thoughts on “Boneless Beef Handi

  1. Shafaq

    I tried your recipe! I hardly use recipes for Pakistani food . However wanted to try one for a different taste and your taste in food and the way you use your spices is very similar to mine (except i love zeera powder!;).
    This was really good!! I used a little crushed tomatoe and added sour cream instead, and added some crushed Chile’s. I hardly use ppwdered garam masala to marinate and I really liked it. Will definitely be checking out other recipes. Thank u so much !!!

    1. Ayesha Haq Post author

      Again thanks a lot for the appreciation Shafaq. Let me know if you need any recipe or any help πŸ™‚ Happy Ramadan to you πŸ™‚


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