Beef Curry - Indian Recipe

This beef curry recipe is a spicy Indian dish. The word "curry" is an anglicised version of the word "kari". It means "gravy" or "sauce", rather than "spices". In South Indian languages, it means side-dish , which can be eaten along with rice or bread. Turmeric is from the ginger family. It has a distinct, slightly bitter, and peppery flavor. This recipe is full of robust flavors and scents.


1 Lb. Lean Beef, cubed
1 Tomato, sliced
1 Onion, sliced
1 t Fresh Ginger, chopped
1 t Garlic, minced
3 Green Chilies
5 Curry leaves
1 t Turmeric
1/2 t Chili powder
1/4 t Coriander
1/2 t Mustard seed
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
2 C water


In a large pan saute onions, chilies, ginger, mustard seeds, curry leaves and garlic. Stir onions and cook until browned. Add cubed beef and cook until browned. Reduce heat to medium, add turmeric, chili powder, coriander, and salt and pepper. Simmer a few minutes. Add sliced tomato and water. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until the mixture thickens. Makes 6 servings. Serve with white rice.