Mel and Mal's Beef Curry

  • For the curry paste:
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp Garum Masala
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 star anise
  • 1tsp cardamon pods
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 piece fresh ginger, grated
  • For the Meat:
  • 2tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 750g sirloin steak cut into equal 1 sized cubes
  • 325ml beef stock made up of 1 Knor beef paste and hot water
  • 1tsp soft brown sugar
  • Good pinch of sea salt

If you like a bit of spice in your curry, this is the one for you!

This recipe uses wonderful spices and seeds which really give it a deep flavour and a bit of heat.

Serves : 2        Prep/Cooking Time : 1 hr


Dry Fry the Spices

Take a large deep frying pan and heat up until hot

Throw in and fry the cumin seeds coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, star anise and cardamom pods, moving the seeds around so not to burn

When coloured, tip the seeds, along with the rest of the curry paste ingredients into a food processor and zap till you get a coarse paste

Add the Paste and Meat

Go back to the pan you used to dry fry the spices, then add the oil and gently fry the paste, stirring and cooking for 5 minutes, over a gentle heat

Add the steak and coat with the paste, then continue to cook for a further 5 minutes

Add the stock and the brown sugar and bring to simmering point

Cover the pan with a lid and continue to simmer for 35 minutes or until the steak is tender

Serve on a bed of Basmati rice with a cucumber raita on the side and a naan bread

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