DING DING ( Sundried Meat )



1 kg beef from the shank end of the leg  (cut into very thin slices)

2 teaspoons pepper powder  

2 teaspoons chilly powder

3 teaspoons salt                            

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 tablespoons vinegar

Wash the meat and marinate with the pepper powder, salt and chilly powder,  turmeric powder and vinegar for 2 or 3 hours.  String the pieces of meat on a string and hang to dry.  (Alternately the marinated meat could be placed on a flat plate and kept in the sunlight to dry). The pieces should be dried thoroughly.  Store in an airtight container to use whenever required at a later date.

To use at a later date, soak the dried meat pieces in cold water for a couple of hours.  Beat each piece with a rolling pin and then shallow fry with a little oil. This goes well with rice and pepper water