Bombay Beef


Ordinary steak? I don’t think so. This Bombay Beef is another deliciously unconventional beef recipe. Time to Re-Think your beef!

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  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) hot curry powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 2 lb (0.91 kg) thick-cut Beef Marinating Steak (e.g. Flank, Sirloin Tip or Inside Round)
  • Roasted Curried Cauliflower (recipe follows)
  • Bombay Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)


  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, onion, gingerroot, lemon juice, curry powder, chili powder and salt in large zipper-type freezer bag.
  2. Pierce steak all over with fork. Place in freezer bag with yogurt mixture; refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours to marinade.
  3. Discard marinade. Pat steak dry with paper towel; season lightly with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat, turning with tongs at least twice. Cook to medium-rare doneness, until thermometer inserted sideways into steak reads 145°F (63°C).
  4. Curried Roasted Cauliflower: Break 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower into large florets (about 8 cups/2 L). Toss with ¼ cup (50 mL) olive oil, 2 tsp (10 mL) curry powder and ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH chili powder and coarse salt, ¼ tsp (1 mL) coarsely ground pepper. Roast in single layer on lined rimmed baking sheet in 425°F (220°C) oven, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Toss with 1/4 cup (50 mL) toasted pine nuts and 2 tbsp (30 mL) drained capers and chopped parsley (optional). Makes 8 cups (2 L).
  5. Bombay Dipping Sauce: Combine 1/3 cup (75 mL) mayonnaise, 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH vinegar and mango chutney, 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced green onion or chives and 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH curry powder and minced garlic.


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