Cut the beef into bite-sized cubes, put into a
bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with the garam masala, add the
yoghurt and a good dash of olive oil, season
and toss to coat. Cover with cling film and
marinate for as long as possible while you
prepare the rest of the curry.
For the spice mix, toast the cumin, coriander,
fennel and fenugreek seeds in a dry pan,
tossing over high heat for a few minutes until
fragrant. Tip into a mortar, add a pinch of salt
and grind to a fine powder. Stir in the curry
powder and mix well.
How To Cook
Heat a thin film of olive oil in a large cast-iron
casserole or a heavy-based pan. Add the
onions, garlic, chilli, ginger and a little
seasoning. Add the sugar to help caramelize
the onions, followed by the coriander stalks
cardamom pods and ground spice mix, stir,
then cover and cook for 6-8 minutes until the
onions are soft, lifting the lid to give the
mixture a stir a few times.
Sear the beef in a hot pan and add to the
onions along with the chopped tomatoes and
tomato puree, stir over a medium-high heat
for a few minutes and then add the beef stock
and curry leaves. Cover the pan with a lid and
simmer very gently, stirring occasionally, for
approximately 30 mins or until the beef is
To serve, ladle the curry into warm bowls
and scatter over the coriander leaves.
Accompany with a steaming bowl of
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