This Australia Day, prevent any over-indulgence with this healthy yet delicious meal, created by Weight Watchers.


  • 2 tsp peanut oil

  • 600g lean beef chuck steak,

  • fat trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes

  • * 6 eschallots, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbs massaman curry paste

  • * 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded

  • * 3 large carrots, thickly sliced

  • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock

  • 3/4 cup (185ml) light coconut cream

  • 11/2 tbs fish sauce

  • * 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves

  • 2 cups (350g) steamed jasmine rice

  • * 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve

  • Note

  • Filling and healthyfoods are marked with an asterisk. These foods help fill you up and keep you healthy.


  • 1.

    Heat peanut oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2–3 minutes or until browned, then transfer to a plate and set aside.

  • 2.

    Lightly spray same pan with oil. Add eschallots and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add curry paste and lime leaves and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Return beef to pan, add carrots and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1½ hours or until beef pieces are tender. Add coconut cream and fish sauce and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until thickened slightly. Serve massaman curry with fresh coriander leaves sprinkled on top

  • 3.

    And with a bowl of steamed jasmine rice and lime wedges on the side.

  • Tip:

  • 1.

    This curry can be made a day ahead. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to eat. To serve, warm curry in a pan over low heat.


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