Cubed Pepper Steak

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Serves 3-4

This simple yet finger-licking dish goes beautifully with fries or baked potatoes, naan or garlic bread, side salad and an icy drink. The perfect weekend dinner and a family favorite!

Ingredients for Marinade
500 gm
beef steak or fillet, cubed
- Marinate the beef cubes for 4 hours to overnight in the ingredients below
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
ginger paste
green chilli, chopped
1/2 tsp.
black pepper powder
1/2 tsp.
1 tsp.
soya sauce
Additonal Ingredients
capsicum/bell pepper, cubed
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tbsp.
1 tsp.
salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
1/2 tsp.
tomato paste/puree
2 tsp.
roughly crushed black pepper
1 tsp.
lemon juice
(as needed)
1/4 tsp.
(if required)

This dish can also be prepared using boneless chicken breast cubes.

If you're using beef FILLET (tender cut), you can skip this tip and move on to the instructions. However, if you are using beef STEAK (tougher cuts), boil or pressure cook the cubes after marination to make sure they get done. In a pressure cooker this should take about 15 minutes. Longer if boiling in an open pan, until almost tender. Use water as needed for this stage, approximately 1 cup or more.

Heat the oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic paste, fry for a few seconds then add the beef cubes and the capsicum. Sprinkle the salt, cumin powder, half the pepper powder and tomato paste. Stir fry on high heat for a few minutes, then add water (or the leftover stock if you pre-boiled your steak). Cover and simmer on low heat until the steak is fully cooked and tender. You can add more water as needed and a ¼ tsp. cornflour (mix the cornflour in a bit of water to make a paste before adding it to the dish) then simmer for a few minutes if you prefer a light gravy.

Finally sprinkle the remaining black pepper, taste and adjust salt and squeeze in the lemon juice. Give it a final stir and turn off the heat.

For a bbq flavor, light a coal, place it on a piece of foil in the center of your pan and drop a bit of oil directly on the lit coal. Cover the pan and let the smoke envelope the meat for a minute. Open and discard the coal. Mix everything once more and serve your meal.

Enjoy! :)


beautiful and very tasty recipes

mashallah soo yummy u know once i just tried it from ur own turned out great .must try it

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Thank you! Please check our Rice folder for biryani recipes.

hey, your website is the sooo good.can i get the recipe for biriyani?

Yuummmy maashallah

Please do email me all your recipes. Keep
It up!!

Lovely recipes. Thanks for sharing them. May Allah reward you

mashallah it was delicious.thanx

Jazakallah, your recipes have been a great help this ramadhan. May Allah s.w.t reward you abudantly.

Thank you for all your work in helping people like me put nice food on the table for our families. May Allah bless you for every effort you invest in this.
Are you familiar with liquid smoke? Can that be used in this recipe as opposed to the coal to get that smokey flavor? If so, how much should be used?

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Thank you! No I have personally never used liquid smoke so have no idea on the amounts needed for an adequate smoke flavour, sorry!

Jazakillahu khairan 4 ds wonderful recipeeezzzz

Can I cook kaleji with this recipe or do u have some other one that u would prefer..the kaleji that i have made so far always turns hard after u have any tip for that...JZK

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Yes you can use this recipe for liver. Do not over-cook liver, that makes it turn hard. You can otherwise use this recipe: Liver.

Hi,mashallah God bless u.Are the spices you use like cumin powder & turmeric found in supermarkets or elsewhere?

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Hi and thank you! Cumin powder is bizari ya kusaga and turmeric is manjano.

Can i please get recipe ya viazi vya nazi?thanks

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Sorry no viaza vya nazi recipe at the moment.

salams fauzia,can I plz get the recipe of pepper steak.not this one the other one which has sauce

Salam,can I add coconut milk instead of corn flour..bcoz I want some it will change taste?

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W/Salaam, you can if you want but it will change the taste.

Salam..I made this for eid breakfast.i add coconut milk but it's still tasted so hubby liked it so much.thank u so much

How long does it take to pre-boil beef in a conventional pot? Not a pressure cooker.

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Depends on the cut of beef used. Anywhere from 20mins to 40mins. When it gets tender, it will be done.

Hi Fauzia,

Can i make this dish using lamb cubes?

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Hi, yes you can.

Hi Fauzia, please post a recipe for the steaks Aavailable in restaurants. Like Americano and other. I saw the folder but there's not much variety for steaks

Made this evening, but but using chicken--served with your baked/roasted potatoes, (and a side salad and some sourdough bread--and a bit of rice to soak up any delicious juice:) Thank you for an another amazing recipe and meal.

assalaamualaikum....can u plz help me use hot n spicy bbq sauce,thousand island salad dressing,tikka mayyonise,blue cheese salad sum quick n easy n nice recipes..i have these stuff ready made.nd i jst want to use them up...plz if share d recipes...jazakillah

Assalamualaikum Fauzia,
Your website is a blessing for us. All the recipes turn out great!
I need your help. Is it ok if v skip soya sauce in the marinade? Or is there a substitute for soya sauce that I can use.
Jazakillah khair

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W/Salaam, yes you can skip the soy sauce and maybe just use a splash of vinegar if you like that little bit of acidity.

Thank you so much Sister Fauzia, am always in love with your dishes,may Allah reward you in this world and hereafter amin.