Beef curry with potatoes

Beef curry with potatoes

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Sri Lankan Flavours
Serves
4
Photographer
Craig Wood

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g lean beef, cubed
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek
1 onion, chopped
10 curry leaves
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 cm piece rampe
5 cm piece lemongrass, bruised
1 cup tomatoes, chopped or canned
1 cup thick coconut milk
3 cups water

Marinade

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon * curry powder [rid:9617]
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, crushed
1 teaspoon ground mustard seeds
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

Method

  1. Mix together all marinade ingredients. Marinate beef in this for 1 hour in the fridge.
  2. Place potatoes in a pot and boil for about 10 minutes until potatoes are soft but still firm. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a medium pan on medium heat. Add fenugreek and cook for about 20 seconds. Add onion, curry leaves, cinnamon, pepper, rampe and lemongrass and sauté until onion is caramelised – about 1 minute. Drain meat from marinade and set marinade aside. Add meat to the pan and sauté, tossing, until meat is sealed and brown – about 7 minutes. Add the marinade liquid, tomatoes, coconut milk and water and cook over low heat until beef is tender – about 1 hour.
  4. Once the meat is tender, stir in potatoes and mix through. Serve with rice or bread.

Tip

  • Like all good curries, this dish tastes better if kept overnight in the fridge and reheated.
Tags:
Sri Lankan Flavours
Channa
Dassanayaka
Asian
South East Asian
Southeast Asian
Sri Lankan
South-East Asian
Ceylon
Singhalese
SBS
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