With succulent meat cooked in aromatic spices, this Indian-style beef curry is the perfect side dish for ushering in the cooler weather.

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

COOK BEEF:

  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1” fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (turmeric powder)
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander (coriander powder)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 kg gravy or chuck steak (or braising steak), cut into 2.5 cm cubes
  • 1/4 cup coconut slices (optional)
  • Salt to taste

TEMPERED SPICES TO ADD TO BEEF CURRY:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (turmeric powder)
  • 1 tsp ground coriander (coriander powder)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

COOK BEEF:

    1. To cook beef over the stovetop, place diced beef, onions, garlic, ginger, ground turmeric, ground coriander, garam masala, and red chili powder in a large frying pan. Season with salt. Cover with water. Cook for 1 hour or until beef is tender
    2. (To cook in a pressure cooker, place diced beef, sliced onions, garlic, ginger, ground turmeric, ground coriander, garam masala, red chili powder, and coconut slices (if using) in a pressure cooker. Season with salt. Stir to combine. Cook, covered, until 5-6 whistles. Remove from heat. Release pressure. Set aside.)

TEMPERED SPICES TO ADD TO BEEF CURRY:

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Sauté, stirring constantly, for few seconds. Add onions. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
    2. Add the ground turmeric, ground coriander, garam masala, and red chili powder. Sauté, stirring constantly, for a minute. Season with salt. Add water to make a thick sauce. Bring to boil. Simmer 2-3 minutes.
    3. Add cooked beef. Stir to combine. Add chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves. Simmer 5-6 minutes.
    4. Garnish with more coriander (cilantro) leaves if you like.
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