We're bringing three flavour powerhouses to your place tonight – tandoori paste, brown mustard seeds and turmeric. This Indian trifecta has a magical touch, creating a dinner that's so tasty you'll hardly believe you made it yourself – and in just half an hour too!
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brown mustard seeds
basmati rice(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
flaked almonds(ContainsTree NutsMay be presentGluten, Peanuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
vinegar (white wine or red wine)
Finely chop the brown onion. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and the brown mustard seeds and cook, stirring, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and turmeric and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the water and 1/2 the salt. Bring to the boil, then add the basmati rice. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.
TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
While the rice is cooking, combine the tandoori paste, some yoghurt (1 tbs for 2 people / 2 tbs for 4 people), the remaining salt and a good drizzle of olive oil in a medium bowl. Add the beef strips and toss to coat. Set aside.
Finely chop the cucumber. Pick and finely chop the mint leaves. In a small bowl, combine the remaining yoghurt, 1/2 the cucumber and 1/2 the mint. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Set aside. Roughly chop the tomato. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the flaked almonds and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
In a second medium bowl, combine the tomato, remaining cucumber and remaining mint. Add the vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Return the frying pan to a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef and cook, tossing regularly, until the beef is browned and cooked through, 1-2 minutes.
TIP: Don’t worry if your beef gets a little charred during cooking, it adds to the flavour!
Divide the turmeric rice and tandoori beef between bowls. Top with the cucumber raita and tomato salad. Sprinkle over the toasted almonds.