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Boeuf tandoori aux haricots de Soja

Boeuf tandoori aux haricots de soja? You must be wondering what’s with all the French? Well I bought a French recipe book a while back (from the charity shop) and yesterday I picked it up for the first time and found this recipe. Today is Saturday, that bless-ed day. Monday – Friday there is a man who is sometimes spotted entering my home after dark. He’s rarely spotted leaving as he’s gone long before dawn. He’s not a burglar, he’s my husband.
On Saturdays he still gets up by dawn but the difference is I don’t. On Saturday I get breakfast in bed. I can drink a cup of tea all the way to the end and it’s still hot at the last sip. On Saturday I can pee like a normal person pees, no need for speed peeing. I love Saturdays, I can do what I want on Saturdays and these days that means time with my blog which has become a bit neglected since the pregnancy. To all of you who still check in and read my blog thank You for hanging around, I’m back now. In fact to get motivated I even bought myself a new camera for my birthday, expect some kick-ass photos. Actually I was sitting at my desk playing with my new (and very fancy) camera, pressing buttons and stuff when I came across this French cookbook again. This recipe was on the page that opened first, I was a bit hungry so when I saw it I liked it, made it and ate it.
Boeuf Tandoori Aux Haricots de Soja 010Every time I look at this photo I want to eat it again (that was a reference to my new fancy camera in case you missed it). Actually I only had one wrap, that greedy husband of mine ate too much so I couldn’t have another. He’s supposed to be on a diet but there’s no sign of it when he’s home all weekend.
[b]Boeuf tandoori aux haricots de soja[/b]
Recipe Type: [b]Dinner[/b]
Cuisine: [b]French[/b]
Author: [b]Mira[/b]
  • 60ml Olive oil
  • 2tsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tsp hot chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2tsp cumin powder
  • 2tsp chopped coriander
  • 800g diced beef
  • 200g Moong Dhal ( I used chana dhal)
  • 200g green beans
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 green chili chopped
  • 1 tsp roasted ground cumin
  • [b]Cucumber Sauce[/b]
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • 1tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice.
  1. Mix the tumeric, hot chilli powder, garlic paste, salt and the chopped coriander in a salad bowl. Add the beef and mix well. Allow to sit in the fridge overnight or at least 3 hours.
  2. When you are ready to start cooking. Seal the beef in a frying pan for about 5  minutes. Then place in a roasting tray and cook in a preheated oven at 180C for about 5-10 minutes or keep cooking in the pan.  Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile boil the moong dhal for about 10-15 minutes. Stir every now and then. Drain and leave to cool.
  4. Clean the green beans and steam in the microwave. Rinse under cold water to stop it from further cooking.
  5. Be careful not to over do the green beans as it needs to be al dente.
  6. Mix the beef, green beans, onions,green chili and the ground cumin.
  7. Serve with the cucumber sauce.
  8. [b]Cucumber Sauce[/b]
  9. Cut the cucumber in half length wise. With the help of a spoon remove the seeds. Then fine dice the cucumber. Mix with the yogurt, mint and lemon juice. You can serve it straight away though It tastes better when chilled.
 Recipe taken from Marabout Chef Salades pour changer pg 54
Haricots de Soja is also known as Moong Dhal. You can find it very easily in any Asian shops these days. But it can be replace by lentils in this recipe.

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