Beef Curry

Here's Idol sa Kusina Recipe for Episode 82 / March 3 - Beef Curry

Beef Curry


  • 1 kg lean beef (rump steak) cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tsp. garam masala
  • 4 tablespoons yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large white onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and grated
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 800 ml beef stock
  • handful coriander
  • 15 -20 curry leaves
  • 4 green finger chilies, finely chopped

For the spice mix:

  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 4 tsp. ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground fennel seed
  • 4 tsp. curry powder


  • 1. For the spice mix, combine cumin, coriander, fennel and curry powder. Set aside.
  • 2. Season beef with salt and pepper, garam masala and sear in a hot casserole. Take the beef out and set aside.
  • 3. In the same casserole, add the onions, garlic, chilli, ginger and add the sugar to help caramelise the onions, followed by the ground spice mix, stir and cook for a minute until the onions are soft.
  • 4. Add the seared beef, chopped tomatoes and tomato paste, stir over a medium-high heat for a few minutes and then add the beef stock and curry leaves.Cover the pan with a lid and simmer very gently, stirring occasionally, for approximately 30 mins. or until the beef is tender.
  • 5. Serve hot with white rice.


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