Yes, another Beef Curry Recipe!
I recently came across a beef curry recipe in one of Coles’ recipe magazine and being in a family of curry lovers, I decided to give one of the recipes inside the magazine a try. I had to make do with the ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry and it turned out really well. So well that my husband and daughter (and me of course — no use pretending I didn’t eat too much tonight) had two servings — ok, three. This recipe is very similar to the other Beef Curry I have somewhere in this blog. The major difference is that the first one is a drier curry recipe and this one has a soupy sauce that is very nice to drizzle on top of your rice. Here then is my version of the Coles’ recipe:
What you need:
about 600 grams of beef, cut into serving sized cubes (I used rump)
4 tablespoons Massaman Curry Paste
1 400 ml can of coconut cream (original recipe asked for coconut milk; I wanted to use cream instead)
2 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons tamarind paste
1/2 cup cashew nuts (original recipe calls for roasted peanuts so if you want that and you have it, go for it! If you don’t have either of them, that’s okay — this is an optional ingredient)
1 large potato cut into cubes about the same size as your beef (original recipe says pre-cooked; mine is not cooked yet)
What you need to do:
Place your cubed beef in a medium sized saucepan. Add 1 cup of the coconut cream and 1 cup of water. Cover and bring to a boil in medium heat. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add your cubed potatoes and continue cooking.
Meanwhile, in a pan, cook the curry paste in oil for about 2 minutes. Add the leftover coconut cream. fish sauce, tamarind paste and sugar. Cook while stirring constantly to combine everything. Turn off heat and pour this mixture into your beef (which is still cooking in your saucepan with the potatoes). Add the nuts. Continue cooking until the potatoes are done.
Serve with rice.
Note: Add chopped up chilli if you want this really hot, at the same time you add the nuts.