Indian Beef Curry

  • Indian Beef Curry
  • Indian Beef Curry
  • Indian Beef Curry
  • Indian Beef Curry
Ranked: 231st

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 500 g chuck steak or gravy beef
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 x onion, finely sliced
  • 1 x clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tspn ginger
  • 4 Tbls tomato paste
  • 1 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • 3-4 x curry leaves
  • 4 x potatoes, diced (partially cooked in microwave for 5 min)
  • 2 x medium tomatoes, finely diced
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 x masala spice mix (recipe below)
  • 2-3 x whole cloves
  • 1 x bay leaf
  • 2 x brown cardamon pods
  • 1-2 x cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tspn ground coriander
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1/2 tspn ground tumeric
  • 1/4 tspn chilli powder (add more if you like it hot)

Method

In a saucepan (or pressure cooker) saute onions with olive oil for 15-20 min or until soft, caramalised and brown. Remove from pan.
Add more oil to the pan, add the cubed beef and brown off until caramlised on the edges. Add the onion back to the pan along with the garlic, ginger and masala curry spices.
Saute for 1 minute or until spices become fragrant.
Add the tomato paste, lemon juice, vinegar, curry leaves, salt, pepper, diced tomates, potato and coconut milk.
Simmer covered for 1.5 – 2 hours or until meat is tender.
*Alternatively if you are using a pressure cooker – set the pressure setting on high and the timer for 35 minutes.
Enjoy with poppadoms or roti bread and rice.

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  • I couldn’t find curry leaves in Woolworths so I’ve used Keens Curry and ground Cardamom lets see how it tastes.

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    by Kristie Campbell on 09/12/2012, 18:40
    Kristie Campbell
    • You can buy a “curry leaf” tree. I guess you could buy them dried in a asian store!

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      by Melissa Darr on 12/12/2012, 10:55
      Melissa Darr
    • Curry leaf and Curry powder have very different flavours. How did it go? I found some Curry leaves at an asian grocery store

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      by Kate Southwick on 14/10/2015, 18:09
      Kate Southwick
  • Yum – I love curry and this recipe looks easy and your presentation is sensational!

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    by Amy Hanson on 31/12/2012, 09:43
    Amy Hanson
  • Wow love the photo! and it sounds tasty might have to give it a try :)

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    by Matt Cook on 29/01/2013, 22:18
    Matt Cook
  • Great curry recipe and fantastic presentation.
    You could also use a slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker, and curries always taste better the next day.
    Keep up the great recipes.

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    by Adam D'Sylva on 13/02/2013, 11:51
    Adam D'Sylva
    • Yes a slow cooker is a great idea! Thanks for the comments! :-)

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      by Melissa Darr on 14/02/2013, 10:57
      Melissa Darr
  • Delicious Melissa.

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    by ANNA LINHART on 07/05/2013, 15:43
    ANNA LINHART
  • Very delicious!

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    by Annabel Sumacle on 07/07/2013, 21:07
    Annabel Sumacle
  • Hi, I can’t get hold of black or brown cardamon , what can I use as a substitute . Please help I’d really like to make this curry tonight!!!

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    by Julie Parry on 01/02/2014, 23:26
    Julie Parry
  • Perfect dish for winter

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    by Ser Yem on 25/04/2014, 23:30
    Ser Yem
  • How many people does this dish serve ?

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    by Susie Gardiner on 26/04/2014, 19:47
    Susie Gardiner
  • Cooked this in the pressure cooker for 20 minutes, didn’t bother pre-doing the potatoes, just added them straight to the mix. Delicious and easy, I will probably add a little more chilli next time though.

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    by Kate Southwick on 14/10/2015, 18:56
    Kate Southwick