Vindaloo steak and crispy potato stir-fry


Here is comfort food at its easy best: when you need something tasty but don't have a lot of time to cook.  This recipe is for two people, but can easily be doubled or multiplied to feed more.

You will need:

300 grams of eye fillet or other good cut of steak

1 large or 2 medium potatoes

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon of ghee

1 heaped teaspoon of vindaloo masala powder

1 tablespoon of vinegar

1/2 a teaspoon of salt

1/2 a teaspoon of sugar

1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped, to garnish

fresh coriander, to garnish

squeeze of lime juice, to garnish 

Peel and dice the potato into small cubes, mix with a teaspoon or so of oil and a little sprinkle of salt and roast it in a hot oven or under a grill until they are golden and a bit crispy (say 20-25 minutes).  

While they are cooking, slice the steak into fine strips.  If you have had time earlier, pop the steak in the freezer for an hour or so as it will be easier to slice if partially frozen, but this is not essential.

Heat ghee in a frying pan, fry the crushed garlic for a minute or so, then add the vindaloo masala, followed by the steak.  You only want to stir fry this on high heat for a couple of minutes, after which add the vinegar, salt and sugar and turn off heat.  When the potatoes are done, toss then into the pan, and then garnish with red onion, coriander and fresh lime to taste.