Indian Pot Roast


An extremely flavorful roast with very aromatic gravy. You can add cubed potatoes and peas as you are browning the roast in the oven to create an extremely flavorful accompaniment for the meat.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs
12 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger, crushed

  • 3 dried red chilies, broken

  • 3 whole black peppercorns, coarsely crushed

  • 3 whole cloves

  • 1 (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • salt to taste

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 onions, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place chuck roast, garlic, ginger, chilies, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin, coriander, salt, and water in a slow cooker. Cook on High until roast is tender, 4 to 6 hours.

  2. Remove roast and let cool enough to handle; cut into thick slices. Strain liquid from slow cooker, discarding spices, and reserving liquid.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until brown and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle chili powder over onions and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, ketchup, tomato puree, black pepper, and reserved liquid from slow cooker; cook until reduced to 3 cups, about 10 minutes. Place sliced meat into skillet and simmer until sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Bake in preheated oven, basting occasionally with sauce, until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Try serving this roast with an Indian vegetable or salad side dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
18g Fat
8g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.