Tender Beef Fillet

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Servings 
Serves 4-5

Tender beef fillet morsels coated in a delicious sauce, one of my family's favourite weekend meals. Goes well with mashed potatoes or fries.

Ingredients For Marinade
1kg
fillet, cut into cubes
- Marinate the fillet cubes in the ingredients below for at least 2 hours or overnight for best results.
2 tbsp.
tomato paste
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1-2 tsp.
red chilli powder
1
capful (about 1 tsp.) of dark vinegar
juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tbsp.
oil
Extra Ingredients
1/4 cup
water
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tbsp.
tomato paste/puree
juice of half a lemon
1
green chilli, chopped
Instructions 

For the Fillet Steak

Use the VERY best cut of meat for this recipe, beef tenderloin like filet mignon would be perfect, any lesser quality will NOT yield the same tender delicious results!

With such a good cut of meat, you need very minimum ingredients. Avoid extra aromatic spices like cumin n turmeric n tandoori masalas etc.

Put the meat with its marinade in a pressure cooker. Add 1 tbsp. of tomato paste, 1/2 tsp. each of garlic n ginger paste plus juice of half a lemon. Chop one green chilli over it and add 1/4  cup of water. Bring to a simmer, then cover the pressure cooker and let it cook for 10-15 minutes. The fillet should be ready by then coz it takes a very short while to cook. Let the steam get released, then open and check. You can simmer and dry it off if you do not like any extra sauce/gravy or if you want the sauce to thicken up. If it's still not tender enough, give it another 2-3 minutes in the pressure cooker. Check and adjust for salt and chilli. Serve with fries or mashed potatoes and a salad.

For the Mashed Potatoes

Use white potatoes for best results. Using 1 kg potatoes...adjust to the amount you will need.

Peel and wash your potatoes then cut each one into about 4-6 cubes. Rinse them out then put them in a pan. Add water and salt, bring to a boil and once that happens be sure to keep the heat on medium and cover your pot.

Boil until a knife easily pierces through the potatoes. Drain and put the potatoes into a bowl. Add 2-3 tbsp. of butter, 2 tbsp. of milk or cream, some salt, pepper or red chilli powder can be added if preferred. You can even add some lemon, chilli flakes and coriander if you want. Mash whilst the potatoes are hot.

Serve immediately and Enjoy!

 

 

Comments

How much meat? I somehow scanned through the whole thing and haven't seen it.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Sorry about that, in the transfer of recipes, the amount of meat was accidentally omitted. I have edited it now to include that.

Hi Fauzia,

Is there any substitute to red chili powder?? I can't eat red chili. Once ,I tried one of your recipe without the red chili powder, it became dull. It was not reddish like in the photo.Can it be replaced by tandoori powder or paprika powder???

Please advise!

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes you can use paprika powder, perfectly ok. Or even mix some paprika powder with tandoori, whichever way you prefer.

i tried this and i looooveeee it. Thanks for the recipe. Keep adding more!!!!

Can we use beef undercut for this dish?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

can I try it with mutton?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Have never tried that but it should be fine.

hi, can I boil normal coz I don't have pressure cooker and for how long?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes you can. About 30 minutes or until the fillet is tender.

Hi. If i use half kg meat then do i half the ingredients?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes.

Thanks. N can i use white vinegar? I dont have dark vinegar.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

hi. if im boiling normal, how much water do i put? same 1/4 cup or more.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Start with half a cup and then check and add if needed until the steak is tender.