- Cow Foot / Cow Leg1 Kilograms
- Onion2 Medium Sized Pieces
- GingerThumb SizedYield is about 2 teaspoons of minced ginger
- Garlic4 Cloves
- Curry Powder1 1/2 Teaspoons
- Turmeric3/4 Teaspoons
- Tomato Paste2 Tablespoons
- Cayenne Pepper1/2 to 1 TeaspoonsGround Pepper. You can substitute with paprika and use according to taste
- Ground Cumin1/2 Teaspoons
- SaltTo TasteYou can also use any beef bouillon cubes
- Vegetable Oil1/4 Cups3 to 4 tablespoons. Supplement with more if needed
- Corn Flour3 to 4 TablespoonsFor thickening. You can substitute with flour
- WaterAbout 7 to 8 Cups
If you love cow foot / cow leg, make this delicious cow foot curry / stew. As you probably know, cow foot is a bit tougher than other meats like beef for instance so you will need a little patience and time to cook. But it’ll be worth it 🙂
For other stew recipes, check out this easy beef stew recipe.
Step 1. Season the cow foot with salt and pepper, or any seasoning of choice (curry powder, a pinch of thyme, garlic powder), rub the seasoning all over the cow foot and let it marinate for at least an hour.
Step 2. Blend the onions, ginger and garlic together until you get a roughly smooth paste. Blend with no water added.
Step 3. Add oil to a pot, heat up, add in the onion paste and fry for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Step 4. Season with salt and the beef seasoning cube if you will be using, then add in the curry powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper and ground cumin. Give it a good stir and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 5. Add in the tomato paste, stir and cook for about 2 minutes then add in the cow foot.
Step 6. Stir and toss around for about 1 to 2 minutes, then add water.
Step 7. Stir, taste for salt, adjust taste if necessary, then lower the heat, cover the pot and let that slow cook on low heat for about 2 to 3 hours until the cow foot is tender enough.
***Be sure to add enough water to cook the cow foot until tender. Check on it every 20 to 30 minutes to see the water level and supplement with a cup of water if needed. But if you added enough water initially, you may never need to top up.
***See footnotes down below after recipe for a way to cook in a shorter time.
Step 8. When the cow foot is tender enough, the water level would have severely reduced. If you need more liquid in the stew, add more water, adjust taste if necessary and bring to a boil for a few minutes.
Step 9. Then add corn flour or flour to a bowl, add in about 2 cooking spoons of your stew to the corn flour. Mix until the corn flour has dissolved completely in the stew, then pour the whole mixture into the pot of stew.
Step 10. Stir in thoroughly and bring to a boil. The stew should visibly start to thicken within a minute or two. Once it thickens, give it one last good stir and switch off the burner.
Done. You Cow Foot Stew is ready. Serve with rice or bread.
If you don't have the patience to cook the cow foot for 3 hours, precook it. If you have a pressure cooker, all the better. Just precook the cow foot until it is essentially tender. You can cook without seasoning it initially. Then go through steps 1 to 5, add in the cow foot and instead of adding a lot of water, just add about 3 to 4 cups, let that cook for about 30 minutes then thicken with corn flour.
You can add in carrots and potatoes or even kidney beans to yours if you want a richer stew. Choice is yours :)
If after cooking your cow foot, you happen to be satisfied with the thickness of your stew, no need to add the corn flour. Just skip.