Cut the meat into cubes. Heat a little vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the meat on all sides. Then pour in 2 cups of water, cover the pan with a lid and simmer the meat until soft. The stewing time depends on the quality of the beef.
Cut the potatoes into slices and fry in a separate frying pan until golden brown, using part of the vegetable oil.
Cut the onion into cubes. Cut the pickles into strips. In the frying pan where the potatoes were fried, fry the vegetables. Add tomato sauce or tomato paste diluted with water. Add salt, pepper and paprika. Simmer the vegetables for 5-7 minutes.
Put the browned vegetables in tomato sauce on the meat. Place the fried potato slices on top. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the dish for another 20 minutes. Stir once. Stir very carefully so as not to break the potato slices.
Serve hot, sprinkled with herbs and finely chopped garlic. Hot pepper can be served separately.