27 January 2012

Favourite Recipe Friday - Spiced Beef Curry with Plums

This recipe I first found on the Welsh beef website, I have adapted how I do it because the first time I went to make it our weekly shop turned up without the Madras curry powder.

I now make the powder myself with a mixture of spices, I have included these but if you have the Madras then you can just use that.

Because of the sweetness of this curry my children enjoy it too, last night my 1 year old couldn't get enough of it and my 3 year old just loves rice.

The plums completely dissolve and the parsnips go very soft and hardly noticeable so even if you have some fruit or vegaphobes this should still be something the whole family will love ;)

  • 450g (1lb) braising beef cubes
  • 1tablesoon Oil
  • 1 Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2tablespoons Madras curry powder (my spice mix 2 tsp cumin, 2tsp coriander, 1tsp turmeric, 1tsp hot chilli powder, 1tsp fennel seeds, 1 clove)
  • 450ml (¾ pt) Beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons Plum jam
  • 3 Ripe plums, cut in half and stones removed
  • 2 Parsnips, peeled and cut into wedges ( I have used carrotts before as I didn't have parsnips and these give it a really nice crunch.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 180°C, 350°F.  
  2. Heat oil in a large oven proof pan or casserole pot. 
  3. Add the beef cubes and brown on all sides.  
  4. Add the onion and garlic and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the curry powder and coat all the ingredients. 
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to the boil, cover with lid or foil. Cook in preheated oven for 1½-2 hours until meat is tender and sauce thickened. 
  6. Serve with pilau rice.
This is a winner in our house and if there is any left over it tastes great the next day!

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