Nenek Garam Masala grilled steak

Most steaks are marinaded in a commercial standardised spice mix which could be bought off the shelves in the supermarkets. Here is a recipe with that little difference.

Cut into 4 – 5 slices depending on your preference

500 g Steak (beef, mutton, chicken or pork)

     Marinade overnight in the fridge or at least 2 hours at room temperature in

2 heaped tsp of Nenek’s Garam Masala 1

1 level tsp salt

1 Tsp soya sauce

1 pinch of sugar



1 small onion and

2 cloves garlic,

fry until aromatic, then pour over marinaded Steak. Turn marinaded steaks in onion-garlic oil until evenly covered.

Grill in 250 °C pre-heated oven for 7 – 8 Min. Remove, wrap aluminum foil around the steaks. Let rest a couple of minutes.

Check taste and add salt according to your taste buds.

 Serve with couscous, rice or potato puree. Garnish with carrot/radish strips and parsley or coriander sprig.


Sauce for this dish


1 C water to the marinade-garlic-onion oil left,

stir well.

Put in

0.5 tsp mustard powder

1 – 5 chillies cut into rings (optional).

Bring to boil,

thicken with

grounded candle nuts/ground nuts/cashew nuts.

Serve the sauce in a bowl on a sauce (with a sprig of mint – optional)