Bell-Pepper Beef Stir-Fry

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Serves 3-4

A quick, healthy and delicious steak dish, goes well with fried rice or pasta or baked/fried potatoes or naan.

500 gm
steak, cut into strips
bell peppers, sliced lengthwise
(assorted colors if possible)
salt to taste
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
tomato paste/puree
onions, sliced thinly
1 tsp.
red chilli powder
1 tsp.
paprika powder
1/4 tsp.
turmeric powder
splash of soya sauce
2 tbsp.
green chillies, chopped

Boil the steak (with a pinch of salt, half tsp. each of ginger and garlic pastes and a dash of black pepper) in a pressure cooker until tender (about 10-15 minutes). You can boil in a regular pan if you don't have a pressure cooker, it will take longer...just boil until the meat is tender. Reserve any stock/broth that remains after the meat boils, we will add that to the dish.

Heat oil in a wok, then add the onion slices and fry until they become translucent. Add the sliced bell-peppers and stir fry for about 3-4 minutes until they start to turn tender. Add the tomato paste, ginger and garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric and paprika. Then add the steak with whatever stock/liquid remained in it after boiling. Simmer together for about 5 minutes (you can add water if you want a bit of gravy). Add the chopped green chillies and a splash of soya sauce, then taste for salt and adjust. Turn off the heat and serve!

Enjoy! :)


beautiful recipe sis May Allah reward you! :)

Can i omit the soy sauce as i dont have it? What can i use instead? :-)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can although it adds a really good flavour. You can use dark vinegar instead.

hi fauzia :) plz put up the recipe of beef chilli dry....there are so many versions i want to try yours :)

A/a I wanted to know if we can minus the stock if we are using this as a filling for tortillas?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

You can use the stock then allow it to dry up into the meat for better flavour.

Looks good

Mashallah I tried this recipe its sooooo good everyone loved it. Shukran dear and Allahu barik

salaam fauzia..
can i use corn flour to this recipe??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

To thicken the gravy in the end? If so, yes you can.

Loved this recipe... it was a great hit. Thanks a lot.

assalam o alikum !!! i am a little confused for the choice of paprika powder or tomato i don't know of which company product is better in pakistan?? could u please help or give some suggestions...

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, sorry but I am not from Pakistan and do not know what brands are available there. Please check at your local supermarkets and request them to guide you with suggestions. :)

Ummmmm....ok Thanks ....

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can u de me that if we dont have coloured bell peppers then is it any problem...??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No that is just fine. Use whichever colour available to you. :)

A/a approximately how many servings would this make?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Serves 3-4.

Any other ingredient if we don't have papriika I'm making it right now

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Do you have kashmiri chilli powder? You can use that otherwise tandoori masala.

Hi dear
I don't know wat is paprika. In this recipe u have mentioned about chilli pwdr n paprika

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Hi, it is a powdered spice made from dried red capsicum/bell pepper. I use soy sauce instead of soya sauce nd also cn I skip d paprika as I cnt get it..thnx

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, soy and soya sauce are the SAME thing. And yes you can omit the paprika powder.

Made this tonight with omelette masala and we ate with flour tortillas. Such a fun and delicious meal!