Hen’omby ritra recipe

Ingredients for about 4 people*:
– 500 grams of beef entrecote (or pieces with a little bit of fat in it)
– 3 tbs vegetable oil
– 1 clove garlic, peeled and pulped
– Ginger to taste
– Salt
– 250 ml water 


Cut the meat into large pieces to minimize the loss of juice and taste. In a casserole, heat the oil and fry the meat pieces. Season with salt. Once the pieces start to turn brown, cover with water and lower the heat slightly. Simmer until water totally evaporates and the meat is tender but not too much. If necessary, add more water. If instead the meat is already tender to taste but there’s still plenty of water, increase fire intensity.

When the meat is tender, add garlic and ginger and mix well. Add vegetable

oil if necessary (Malagasy people prepare this festive dish with a “little” more oil) and adjust the seasoning. Let cook for about 5 minutes more and serve with steamed rice, rougail, and ro matsatso.

For this dish, if you add something else than the abovementionned ingredients like tomato or vegetables, it is no longer hen’omby ritra but another dish.

Mazotoa Homana – Enjoy!

* Serving size is calculated using the daily recommended portion in Canada and the United States.

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  1. June 9, 2011

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