OXTAIL STEW

Ingredients
1 kg oxtail cut into medium pieces
3 carrots, 4 French beans, 3 potatoes,
4 green chilies slit lengthwise
2 medium size tomatoes chopped
1 big onion sliced
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
2 cloves, 2 pieces of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pepper powder / crushed pepper
A few mint leaves
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons coconut paste or coconut milk (optional)
2 tablespoons flour

Cook the oxtail together with the pepper, green chilies, onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, salt, cinnamon, cloves, mint and coconut in sufficient water till the oxtail is tender. (You could either pressure cook it or cook on Low heat on the gas hob)
Now add the vegetables, potatoes and coconut milk and cook for a few minutes till they are tender
Make a thin paste of the flour and about ¼ cup of water and mix into the cooked meat and vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot with bread or hoppers.



Note: For Dumpling Stew, make dumplings as follows and add along with the meat and vegetables while cooking.
To make the dumplings, you will need 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon butter and a pinch of salt. Mix all together with a little water to form soft dough. Form into small balls and flatten slightly. Add to the stew while cooking.

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