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3.84 from 18 votes

Simple Beef Curry Recipe

Simple Beef Curry Recipe, a wonderfully fragrant dish that is hearty and filling. The beef simply melts in the mouth, while the sauce has a lovely mild Indian flavour. A big favourite for dinner, this easy beef curry is better than any take away.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1059kcal


  • 600 g cubed beef ( about 1 ½ pounds of beef)
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 5 cups beef stock (broth)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon double cream (heavy cream)
  • fresh parsley or coriander to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (or ground ginger)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pan, heat up the oil, and gently fry the chopped onions until slighlty brown.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and all the spices, and give it a good stir. Leave to cook for about 30 seconds or so for the flavours to be released.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, and leave to cook until slightly mushy.
  • Add the cubed beef, give it a good stir, then leave to cook with the lid on for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Gradually add one cup of beef broth at a time, and cook until the beef is tender, it might take about one hour and a half or so.
  • Once the beef is tender, and the sauce is reduced, add the cream, and leave to cook for a further 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from the heat, and garnish with fresh parsley.


Calories: 1059kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 1434mg | Potassium: 2607mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2160IU | Vitamin C: 36.5mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 9.6mg