Time to try out another yummy curry recipe. The last few have been chicken curry recipes so this time I’ve gone for the Beef Curry recipe from the Curry Focus web site.
Apart from the beef, I already had all of the ingredients except for the fresh coriander and chillies. So a quick trip to the meat counter at the supermarket with a detour, on the way back, to my local Indian supermarket. I couldn’t resist the paratha that were lurking on the counter beside the till so that was my impulse purchase of the day.
The beef curry recipe is really very simple.
I cut up the meat and trimmed off the worst of the fat whilst the oven was heating up, before coating the beef in flour and frying to seal the meat. I used my big, heavy frying pan.
Then the beef went into a casserole with the sliced onion, cardamom pods, bay leaves and garlic with enough water to cover the lot.
I made the spice paste, prepared the garam masala gravy and chopped up the coriander before sitting down and reading a book for 90 minutes.
Then I was up onto my feet again. First I got the basmati rice ready to go into the microwave.
I fried the onions and then added the garlic, ginger and fresh chillies. There wasn’t much oil left over from frying the beef so I added 2 more tablespoons to do the onions.
The rice was already underway when I added the spices for quick frying before transferring the beef from the casserole into the frying pan, adding the garam masala gravy and simmering the beef.
The rice finished cooking and the paratha went into the microwave whilst I added the coriander and started dishing up the meal. Everyone got a neat mound of rice with a good serving of beef curry, garnished with a sprinkling of fresh coriander, with a generous portion of paratha.
The dinner guests were hustled up to the table and the eating began. It was great. Everyone loved the meal and I got a lot more praise than I felt I deserved seeing it was such an easy recipe to follow.
We gave it a rating of 7 out of 10 and everyone wanted to know what I was planning to cook next.
I’m not sure which curry will be next but I do know that it will be one of the Curry Focus recipes.