how do you make a beef curry

Indian beef curry. Succulent meat and aromatic spices combine to create the ultimate curry full of flavor and deliciousness. Bring on the cooler weather with a comforting bowl of this curry served with fragrant rice. Clearly, the best way to showcase the unique taste of an authentic curry.

When autumn (fall) arrives, one of my favorite sights are the trees and footpaths covered in pretty leaves. I really love the different shades of yellows and oranges, and diving deep in the beauty of this natural wonder is the best way to unwind and relax.

The slight chill in the air also divert my attention to comfort foods that can warm you inside out. Ending the day with a delicious hearty meal featuring this Indian beef curry is just perfection.

The secret to the perfect beef curry is allowing the beef pieces to cook in a delectable masala sauce and let them absorb the flavors. Not sure how to make the best Indian style beef curry? Come on, let’s start cooking.

I want to share with you two ways of making this curry – in pressure cooker and on stovetop. To be honest, I prefer the first method in which the meat is cooked quickly making them really soft and succulent. If you want to cook slowly, the latter stovetop method is the way to go. Either way, this Indian beef curry is going to be super delicious .

First, quick and easy pressure cooker method. Add the diced beef along with ground spices, ginger, garlic and onions. Don’t forget salt and pepper. Cook for about 5-6 whistles. The meat pieces need to be cooked through with a melt-in-mouth texture. Do not add water as water from the meat will create a very thick sauce.

While meat is getting cooked in the pressure cooker, make a spicy rich sauce comprising of few dried spices, ground spices and onions. I have also added some fresh coconut slices, but it’s totally optional in this recipe. The cooked beef along with the gravy or sauce goes into this spicy rich sauce making the most delicious Indian beef curry.

For stovetop method, make the sauce first and then cook beef in the sauce slowly. This method will require a longer cooking time, but it’s the best option if you don’t own a pressure cooker. Both methods of cooking will give you perfectly cooked and delicious curry with lots of flavor.

I have to say, this Indian beef curry makes for the perfect side dish for your next meal.

Yield: 4

Indian Beef Curry

indian beef curry recipe

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

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 45 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 stove top, 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 ground turmeric, ground coriander, garam masala and red chili powder. Sauté, stirring constantly, for a minute. Season with salt. Add water to make 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 Amount Per Serving Calories 299Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 33mgSodium 1330mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 10g

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What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • Beef curry is a delicious, savory, stew-like dish that’s full of amazingly rich flavors. Bonus: it’s SO easy to make! A little sautéing here, a little browning there, then leave it alone to simmer for a couple of hours.
  • It’s easy to customize beef curry and change up the flavor profile. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed, until you’ve got the perfect sauce for you. For more kick, increase the cayenne. You can dial the amount of curry powder up or down depending on your preferences. Use 3 or 4 bay leaves instead of 2 if you’re a big fan. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
  • As amazing as this dish is fresh, the next-day leftovers might be even better. Store any leftover beef curry in the fridge, in an airtight container. Reheat it slowly on the stovetop or in the microwave, stirring periodically. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more milk to thin it out again.

Chuck Roast – You can tell from the marbleization in the meat that this is going to be good. The marbling is fat, which gives the meat a ton of flavor but also keeps it tender and juicy. It’s the fat that makes chuck roast perfect for low-and-slow cooking methods, like the one we use in this beef curry. Leaner meats will overcook easily, becoming dry and tough.Chopped Tomatoes – For a little extra flavor! They’ll add a deep, slightly sweet taste to the sauce, complementing the rest of the dish nicely. You can use canned or fresh chopped tomatoes.Spices – The spices are what set beef curry apart from pot roast and other beef recipes. We’re using salt, pepper, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, and curry powder. If that sounds overwhelming, trust me, it’s not. They blend together beautifully for an incredible, mouth-watering, perfectly seasoned recipe.Milk – Milk makes the sauce a little creamy and helps the meat stay juicy. For a slightly different flavor, or if you’re dairy free, try using an unsweetened coconut milk in your beef curry. Delicious!

  • Don’t cut the cook time short. I know it’s tempting – 2 hours seems like such a long time, especially when your house is full of this amazing smell. The longer the chuck roast cooks, though, the more tender it becomes. If you don’t want tough beef curry, you need to simmer the full 2 hours.
  • Adding cold milk to the hot dutch oven could cause the milk to incorporate poorly. For best results, bring the milk to room temperature first, or even warm it slightly in the microwave. Slowly add it to the dutch oven, stirring constantly.
  • For the ultimate beef curry dinner, serve this with white rice, warmed naan, and a couple of lime wedges. A squeeze of lime juice over the beef adds a little bright flavor to the dish. It’s great on the rice, too!

how do you make a beef curry

Indian beef curry. Succulent meat and aromatic spices combine to create the ultimate curry full of flavor and deliciousness. Bring on the cooler weather with a comforting bowl of this curry served with fragrant rice. Clearly, the best way to showcase the unique taste of an authentic curry.

The slight chill in the air also divert my attention to comfort foods that can warm you inside out. Ending the day with a delicious hearty meal featuring this Indian beef curry is just perfection.

While meat is getting cooked in the pressure cooker, make a spicy rich sauce comprising of few dried spices, ground spices and onions. I have also added some fresh coconut slices, but it’s totally optional in this recipe. The cooked beef along with the gravy or sauce goes into this spicy rich sauce making the most delicious Indian beef curry.

I have to say, this Indian beef curry makes for the perfect side dish for your next meal.

First, quick and easy pressure cooker method. Add the diced beef along with ground spices, ginger, garlic and onions. Don’t forget salt and pepper. Cook for about 5-6 whistles. The meat pieces need to be cooked through with a melt-in-mouth texture. Do not add water as water from the meat will create a very thick sauce.

Rating 5.0 (18) · 2 hr 35 minAug 20, 2021 · Add beef to hot oil and brown all sides, cooking approximately 2 minutes per side. Cook in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding dutch oven.

FAQ

What kind of meat do you use for a beef curry?

Chuck beef is ideal to make a curry. It’s lean but all the collagen and connective tissue in this cut will make the meat tender when braised for a length of time.

What is beef curry made of?

Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, turmeric, ground coriander and cardamom and fry for two mins. Tip in the tomatoes, stock and sugar and bring to the simmer. Add the beef, put a lid on top of the curry and cook over a low heat for 1 ½ – 2 hrs or until the meat is tender and falling apart.

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