Mejban er mangsho

Mejban er mangsho


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About this recipe: This is a recipe for Chittagong's (Bangladesh) famous and traditional meat curry. It is hot and spicy and is served with rice.

Farzana_Rahman Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • 1 cup of onion slices
  • 1 kg of beef cubes
  • 2 tablespoons each of garlic and garlic pastes
  • 2.5 tablespoons of onion paste
  • 2 tablespoons of red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard oil
  • 3-4 darchini (cinnamon sticks)
  • 3-4 Elachi (cardamoms)
  • 3-4 long (cloves)
  • 3-4 tejpata (bay leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon of soybean oil
  • 1 tablespoon of garam masala powder


  1. Set aside 2 tablespoons of onion slices.
  2. Mix the beef, onion slices, garlic, ginger and onion pastes, red chili, coriander and turmeric powders, salt, mustard oil, cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, cloves and bay leaves. Heat a saucepan and add this mixture. Pour in 2 cups of water.
  3. Cook for about 18 minutes. Check if the beef has started to soften. If it has, then heat the soya bean oil on a separate pan and add the sliced onions. Stir until the onions turn golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle the garam masala powder. Add the fried onions to the beef mixture.
  5. Mejban er Mangsho is now ready to be served with pulao or fried rice.

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This ain't no mezbaan recipe!!! - 05 Oct 2014

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