Hot beef curry


  • 1kg thick middle cut blade; 2 large onions; 3 cloves garlic; 3 tbsp olive oil;

  • 3-6 chillies; 1/2 tbsp mixed herbs; 2 tsp cummin powder; 3 bay leaves; salt & black ground pepper; 3-6 tbsp hot madras curry powder; 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock; 1 can peeled tomatoes; 1 tbsp lemon juice.

  • Basmati rice

  • sliced banana coated in lemon/lime juice with Descicated coconut

  • sliced cucumber in yoghurt

  • hot mango chutney (or other chutney's to individual taste)

  • papadams


  • 1.

    Peel & finely chop onions,garlic. Finely chop chillies.Trim blade steak of the edge fat and cut into cubes 2cm square.

  • 2.

    Heat oil in a large saucepan and cook onions garlic and chillies over moderate heat for 3 mins until soft. Turn up heat and add herbs,pepper, spices and curry powder and cook for a few mins ,stirring with wooden spoon to avoid burning.

  • 3.

    Add the meat and lightly seal the meat for a few mins stirring constantly.

  • 4.

    Add chopped canned tomatoes (with juice) and the stock and bay leaves and lemon juice.

  • 5.

    Cook on very slow simmer over low heat for 2 1/2 hrs


Best cooked 12-24 hrs before serving. The condiments should be prepared just prior to serving. I buy the papadams you can make in the microwave (because I personally don't like them much)

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