- Brown meat in batches - remove. Add onion and carrot, cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cumin seed and cook for 2 minutes return meat to pan, add paprika, toss for 3 minutes to coat beef. Add stock, bay leaves, thyme and tomato paste. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour - till meat is tender. Add more stock if required. Add potatoes and celery and cook for 15 minutes. Cook lightly, add sour cream, season to taste. Garnish and serve.