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Beef curry

Recipe from: 30 October 2015
recipe, beef, curry

Ingredients 17
Servings 4
Time 00:25


  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • 500
    beef rump or other steak, sliced against the grain
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 6
  • 5
    yellow or black mustard seeds
  • 2
    medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 2
    carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 7
    ground coriander
  • 15
    freshly grated ginger
  • 2
    cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2-3
    fresh chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 5
    each ground cumin and turmeric
  • 1
    chopped tomatoes
  • 2
    ground cardamom
  • 250
    plain yoghurt
  • 60
    chopped fresh coriander, plus extra to garnish
  • rotis, to serve


Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan. Brown the beef over a high heat in batches. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat a little more oil over medium heat in a clean saucepan. Add the cinnamon, cloves and mustard seeds. Once the seeds have popped, add the onion and carrot and cook until soft. Add the coriander, ginger, garlic and chillies. Stir well. Add the cumin, turmeric and tomatoes. Season with salt and a pinch of sugar. Add 250ml water and bring to the boil.

Add the meat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the cardamom, yoghurt and coriander. Serve with rotis and garnish with coriander.

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