Beef or Ox Tongue Stir Fry with Dried Fruit

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Beef or Ox Tongue Chilly fry or stir fry is a rich dish made of tongue, onions and dried fruit. Easy-to-cook, it’s the recipe using a handful of ingredients. All you need is an hour and a half!


So what’s the difference between an East Indian beef tongue roast and a beef or ox tongue stir fry? There isn’t much really. Our tongue roast is just what we call it. The tongue isn’t really roasted like in a real roast. It’s actually a stir fry of cooked tongue, onions, chillies, and spices. Spices are optional, and dried fruits such as raisins, almonds, cashewnuts, or more get thrown in for richness. So basically, yes, the East Indian tongue roast is actually an offal stir fry made with dried fruits. Here’s how we make it.

Front view of tongue stir fry with onions, chillies and dried fruits.

Beef or Ox Tongue Stir Fry with Dried Fruit

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Beef or Ox Tongue Chilly fry or stir fry is a rich dish made of tongue, onions and dried fruit. Easy-to-cook, it's the recipe using a handful of ingredients. All you need is an hour and a half!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Time to cook after cutting the tongue 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine East Indian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 97 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tongue Approximately 1.25 to 1.5 kg depending on the size. (If you're using small beef or ox tongues weighing circa 600 to 800 grams each, use 2 tongues.)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 8 Dried Kashmiri Chillies
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tbsp Raisins
  • 2 Tbsp Cashewnuts
  • 2 Tbsp Almonds
  • 4 Red Onions Medium
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee (Indian clarified butter) Or any other Clarified Butter

Instructions
 

  • Cook the tongue in the pressure cooker with a teaspoon of salt for about 40 minutes to an hour till it's tender. This depends on your pressure cooker.
  • Once it has cooled, cut the tongue into slices and set aside.
  • Roughly chop the almonds and cashewnuts and set aside. Also keep the raisins ready.
  • Slice the onions.
  • Put the ghee (or clarified butter) in a frying pan.
  • Add the chopped onions and kashmiri chillies and fry well.
  • Next, add the raisins, cashewnuts, almonds, garam masala and salt.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes and serve hot with toasted bread or apas or rotis.

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Notes

  • This is one of my mom’s versions of the East Indian Tongue Stir Fry. Every family makes it a bit different. So feel free to play around with the ingredients.
  • You can replace the ghee with clarified butter, regular butter, or olive oil.
 

Stuff You Might Want to Use

Pressure Cooker
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6 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Cashewnuts
Almonds

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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See the steps to make Mom’s tongue stir fry with nuts

Simply cook the tongue in a pressure cooker till edible. Then make a stir fry of red onions, kashmiri chillies, cashewnuts and raisins and stir fry tongue with it. using ghee instead of oil makes it nuttier and richer. The resulting offal mixture is delicious. We love it! It’s also in our East Indian cookbook, if you want to grab a copy!

Large tongue in a steel pot.
Tongue in the pressure cooker.
Cooked beef tongue cut in slices on a blue chopping board.
Cut the tongue into half cm thick slices
Slices of tongue on a blue chopping board.
All sliced up
Chopped onions, red chillies and dry fruits on a blue chopping board.
Red onions, chillies and dry fruits
Almonds and cashewnuts cut into pieces.
Roughly chop the almonds and cashewnuts
A large spoon of ghee being added to a red frying pan.
Add ghee to the pan first
Chopped onions and red chillies in a red frying pan.
Fry the chopped onions and red chillies
Add the spices and salt to the cooked onions.
Add the spices and salt to the cooked onions
Add the spices and salt to the cooked onions.
Add the spices and salt to the cooked onions
Chopped dry fruits added to onions to cook.
Add the chopped dry fruits
Beef tongue roast in a beige pot.
Beef tongue chilli fry in a beige earthen pot.
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Beef tongue stir fry with raisins and cashewnuts in a beige pot.
Collage of steps to make beef tongue and finally beef tongue roast in a beige pot.

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