g beef shoulder (ask butcher to chop it in cubes about 3 inches, bone in)
tbsp coriander powder
Salt and black pepper to taste
A dash of cinnamon powder
red onions, chopped
Up to 5 cups of water
Vegetable stock (or 2 - 3 vegetable stock cubes)
potatoes, roughly chopped
summer squash, roughly chopped
carrots, roughly chopped
zucchinis, roughly chopped
tomatoes, roughly chopped
bunches fresh coriander, roughly chopped
bag frozen okra
Up to 3 teaspoons tomato paste
tsp turmeric powder
tbsp Noor Oil
Saloona, or stew, is quite common in the Gulf cuisine as it is a great accompaniment to rice. It tastes just as delicious with bread. The meat can easily be replaced with chicken or shrimp.
Heat the Noor Oil in a large pot.
Meanwhile, sprinkle some cinnamon, salt and pepper on the beef. Place it carefully in the pot and sear it on all sides. Once slightly browned, remove the beef and set aside.
In the same pot, fry the coriander powder to bring out the flavors. Then fry the onion until soft, followed by the tomato paste and stir to incorporate. Pour in half the water and mix. Bring to a boil and add turmeric, potatoes, summer squash, carrots and beef. Cover and simmer for an hour. Keep stirring every once in a while.
Once the meat starts to soften, add the chopped tomatoes and zucchinis. Cover and continue to simmer gently. Add the okra and coriander, then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Let it simmer till the meat is tender. Once the meat is very tender, remove and serve.
Beef Saloona is a great accompaniment to rice. It tastes just as delicious with bread.