Authentic Indian beef curry 17



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This curry is easy to make yet still loaded with great flavours. It will make your taste buds stand to attention with the mixture of spices. Your kitchen and home will be filled with wonderful aromas of Indian cuisine.



Serves 4

  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1kg chuck steak cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • Coriander, mint and sliced red chilli to service
  • Basmati rice to serve



Prep: 20 minutes 

Cook: 2 hours

  1. Combine coriander, cumin, turmeric, chilli, garlic, pepper, ginger and lemon juice to form a paste; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in large pan over high heat. Add half beef; cook and stir until browned. Repeat with remaining oil and beef.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add spice paste and cook for 1 minute. Return beef to pan, cook and stir for 1 minute or until meat is coated with paste. Add tomato paste and stock; bring to boil. Then reduce heat to low and cover.
  4. Cook for 1 hour 45 minutes or until beef is tender.
  5. Remove lid, uncovered for another 15 minutes or until sauce has reduced and thickened.
  6. Served with basmati rice. Top with mint, coriander and fresh chilli (optional)

You can make it as spicy as you’d like by adding more chillies. 


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  4. Never Fail Simple Curry

    Ingredients for 4 serves

    2 tbsp oil
    500g diced beef, lamb or chicken
    1 onion chopped
    2 cloves of garlic crushed
    2 tablespoons of curry powder
    400g can of chopped tomatoes
    275g can of coconut cream
    Handful of fresh herbs or spring onion
    to sprinkle over top when serving.
    Salt and pepper to taste.


    Heat oil in large pan.
    Fry onion and garlic for a few minutes
    then add meat until lightly browned.
    Add tomatoes, coconut cream and curry powder.
    Simmer gently without lid until liquid reduced,
    place lid on and simmer another 45mins or more
    until meat is tender. Add a little water if it becomes
    too dry.

    Serve with basmati rice and steamed broccoli.
    Sprinkle with herbs.

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