In celebration of our new release, Healthy Women, Healthy World, Emmy-nominated food expert, television host, producer and The New York Times best-selling author, Padma Lakshmi has paired this wonderful tasting recipe with our new wine.
The first pairing we bring to you is her Braised Beef or Lamb with Tomato and Cumin paired with our 1 in 8 ~ CLARET ~ BORDEAUX BLEND.
This recipe can be made into a hearty dish when served over rice or makes for a unique appetizer when served with oven toasted flat-bread.
1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds, and
after 2 minutes sauté the onions, garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the bay leaves, cardamon, and cloves. Add the beef and stir-fry for 5
more minutes, searing the meat on all sides. Add the tomatoes and the garam
masala. Once the tomatoes start to loosen from their skins (in 4 to 5 minutes),
turn down the flame, and add enough boiling water to cover the whole mixture.
Once it comes to a gentle boil, add a pinch of salt and reduce heat to low. Cover
and simmer for 1 ½ hours, stirring every 7 minutes or so, making sure the mixture
doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. You mad add additional water if needed.
The end result should be a thick stew gravy and meat so tender it mashes apart
with a fork. If the sauce is too sour, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of sugar to round out
the flavor. Mix will. Serve hot over bed of plain basmati rice, or with oven-toasted
flatbread like naan or pita bread. Serves 4.