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Pepper Steak

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This pure Anglo-Indian comes from Patricia Brown's excellent book Anglo-Indian Food and Customs and really demonstrates the fusion of English and Indian cuisine. This will serve 6 people accompanied by a nice crusty loaf and a green salad.


  • 1kg beef fillet cut into slices
  • 2 medium onions sliced finely
  • 1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala - Hot Spice blend
  • 2 green chillies, slit down their length
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tspn sugar
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 large green peppers (capsicum) sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 large potatoes, cut into thick slices
  • 1 tsp corn flour (optional)


  1. In a heavy pan, heat oil and fry onions until transparent
  2. Lower heat and add ginger/garlic paste, pepper, garam masala and green chillies. Fry until spices release their aroma
  3. Add meat and fry to coat meat with spice mix
  4. Add sauces, salt and sugar
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, green peppers and potatoes
  6. Cover pot and allow to simmer. Check frequently to ensure meat does not stick
  7. There should be a thick sauce covering the meat. If not, gently reduce or add the corn flour mixed with a little water, to thicken

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