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Beef Madras

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Serves 4

A genuine spicy beef madras curry from a srilankan friend. hot, tasy and delicious with boiled rice, naan breads and chutneys.

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  • 2 LB or 1Kilo Braising Steak (cubed)
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste/puree
  • 1 Cup of Beef Stock
  • 2 tbsp veg or sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • Curry Paste Ingredients.
  • Half tsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1tsp of Chilli Flakes or Fresh Birds Eye Chillies. (add more for hotter curry)
  • 2 Tbsp of Ground Corriander
  • 2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp of Ground Cumin
  • 1 Heaped tsp of Turmeric
  • 2 tsp of Grated or Pulped Ginger
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)


    1. heat oil on medium temp in large heavy bottomed pan. fry onion till golden for 3/4 mins. then set aside and fry beef on high heat, once meat is browned set aside with onions.
    2. mix all paste ingredients together in pan and fry on a medium heat for 1 minute. then add the beef to the pan and coat.
    3. add tomato puree/paste and beef stock and bring to boil for 2 mins.
    4. cover and cook for 1 hour on low heat, stiring occasionaly.
    5. remove lid for for last 8 mins of cook time to thicken sauce. serve with boiled rice and plain yoghurt.

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8th Jun, 2016
Love this recipe! Easily adapted too, especially good if you dry-warm up this spices first before adding any oil.
14th Feb, 2016
Help. Just a quick one, if I'm making this with half the beef, shall I half the ingredients?
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16th Oct, 2013
Very tasty curry and really easy to make.
30th Jan, 2012
you can add more chillies if you like a very hot curry and i sometimes throw in a few left over mushrooms or cherry tomatoes.
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