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Mauritian Curried Beef    HT  MC  Mauritian  120mins


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450g/1lb Onions, chopped

1 tbsp freshly chopped Ginger

1 tbsp freshly chopped Garlic

60ml/2fl.oz. Vegetable Oil (or Ghee not dairy free)

1 tbsp Cumin Seeds

2 Bay Leaves

1 tbsp Salt

teasp Chilli Powder

1 tbsp Ground Coriander

2 teasp Garam Masala,

teasp Ground Turmeric

450g/1lb Lean Beef, cubed

1 x 400g/14oz tin Chopped Tomatoes

2 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander to garnish




1. Place the onion, garlic and ginger in a blender or food processor and process until  smooth. Set aside


2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan until very hot then add the cumin seeds and bay leaves. When the seeds start to pop, add the onion paste and stir fry until golden  brown. 


3. Add the salt, chili, coriander, garam masala and turmeric and stir  until well blended.


4. Add the beef to the pan and fry, stirring to coat well, for 4-5 minutes. 


5. Add 4 tablespoons of water and mix well. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time, until all the liquid is absorbed.


6. Add the  chopped tomatoes and about 240ml/8fl.oz of water and continue to simmer, covered, for a further 60 minutes stirring from time to time and adding  more water as necessary to achieve a thickish sauce.  


7. To serve - transfer to a heated serving dish and serve with boiled rice and satini.




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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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Make Ahead/ Freezing


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