Beef Bhoona (succulent marinated Beef cubes with potatoes)

by thecurrytheory

Hi There, hungry for some spice and seasoned beef? Here’s a recipe for you

Hello Food Lovers,

Here I come to you with an exciting mouth-watering recipe of Beef Bhoona (means “mash or soften” ). You can make this dish within 20 mins in a pressure cooker or Instant pot. I would say in a regular pot it may take about 45 mins to get nice and tender. This dish is one of my childhood favorites. Growing up in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment whenever my mom would cook this dish our little hearts couldn’t wait until the time she said “its dinner time “.

Beef Bhoona (succulent marinated Beef cubes with potatoes)

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 3-4 lb stew Beef cubes or (lamb, goat cubes can be used as well)
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves,3 cardamoms, and a bay leaf
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 potatoes cubed
  • 2 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Ginger garlic cilantro paste (or ginger and garlic paste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice and cilantro for garnish
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of Garam masala, turmeric, cumin, coriander powder
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • Salt and pepper to tast


Thoroughly wash your meat with warm water then rinse and marinate it with yogurt and ginger, garlic, and cilantro paste. Add salt and pepper and set aside.

In a pressure cooker or any pot heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add in the whole garam masala (cinnamon, cardamon, cloves and bay leaf) once it sputters add in chopped onion and potatoes. Saute until browned for 5-6 mins on medium flame.

Add in the marinated beef following it with chopped tomatoes, cilantro and all the spices (garam masala, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder and a little salt). Mix well and let it cook in its water for about 5 mins.

Then add in 2 cups of warm water ,cover the pressure cooker and cook for 20 mins Or cover the pot and cook about 40-45 mins.

Once there is no more water remaining in the pot, then add tablespoon of Lemon juice.

Garnish with cilantro.

You can serve it with Roti , Naan bread or Pita bread or even it in a hamburger bun.

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