Madras Beef Curry


This recipe came from

Rory halved the amount of chilli powder this time as it was quite hot last time !

2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) - we only used 1/2 tsp this time
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1kg chuck steak, cut into 2.5cm cubes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup beef stock
steamed basmati rice, raita and mint leaves, to serve (we skipped the mint leaves)

Combine coriander, cumin, turmeric, pepper, chilli, garlic, ginger and lemon juice in a bowl to form a paste. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add half the beef. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with remaining oil and beef.

Reduce heat to medium. Add spice paste. Cook for 1 minute. Return beef to saucepan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute, or until meat is coated with paste. Add tomato paste and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Cook for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until beef is tender.

Remove lid. Cook, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes, or until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly. Serve with rice and raita. Top with mint leaves.


And this is the recipe for the Cucumber Raita. It made heaps.
I will only use a small yoghurt next time !!

Natural yoghurt - 500 ml
1 Lebanese cucumber - diced
1 tsp cumin
Pinch Salt
Fresh Coriander

Whisk the yoghurt.
Add the cucumber, salt and cumin powder.
Mix well with the chopped coriander leaves.


Served as well with Naan ... homemade ! ( our first attempt !! ) You can find that recipe here.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Yummy, this sounds great! I will have to try it.