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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
40 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Heat the oil in a karahi or wok. Add the whole basil leaves and fry for about 1 minute until crisp and golden.
  • Drain on kitchen paper. Remove the pan from the heat and pour 2 tablespoon of the oil.
  • Cut the steak across the grain into thin strips. Mix the Worcestershire sauce and sugar in a bowl. Add the beef, mix well, then cover and leave to marinate for about 20 minutes.
  • Reheat the oil until hot, add the chili, garlic, ginger and shallot and stir-fry for few seconds.
  • Add the beef and chopped basil, then stir-fry for about 2- 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the chilli beef to a warmed serving plate, scatter over the basil leaves to garnish and serve immediately with rice.


  • 100 ml Cooking oil
  • 20 large fresh basil leaves
  • 250 grams rump steak
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 fresh red chillies, sliced into rings
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh root ginger
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Rice, to serve

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