Beef Curry with Potatoes

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Beef Curry with Potatoes myfavouritepastime.comThis is a very simple and straightforward recipe made with Madras Curry Paste . I always have some freshly made paste in the fridge because I use it for various other recipes like the Spicy Mustard Chicken or these pork chops. I served the curry with some basmati rice. You can serve it with any other starch. Happy cooking!

Beef Curry with Potatoes

Beef Curry with Potatoes myfavouritepastime.comServe with mashed potato, basmati rice or pasta.

Beef Curry with Potatoes myfavouritepastime.comThe curry was amazing!

Beef Curry with Potatoes

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 1½ hours; Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 500g (1 Ib) chuck steak, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1½ tablespoons Madras Curry Paste
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 small potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 250ml (1 cup) diced tomatoes ( I used Molissana)
  • ½-1 cup water or stock(broth) or coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)


  1. Heat oil in a large pan or skillet over medium high heat and add the cloves and cardamon and cook for about 1 minute (be careful, the spices usually pop up).
  2. Add the onions and ginger and cook stirring 10 minutes until onions are golden. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add beef and cook, stirring for 5 minutes over high heat or until beef is brown. Stir in curry paste, chilli flakes and turmeric and cook over low medium heat until the meat is coated with spices. Add potatoes and carrots and stir until coated with spices.
  4. Add tomatoes and water (or stock or coconut milk) and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 1 hour or or until beef is very soft.  Check seasoning, stir in coriander and serve. 


Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

16 thoughts

  1. Yummy Liz! I make my own curry pastes as well and I use the madras paste to turn an otherwise ordinary beef gluten free pie into something rather special that my hubby loves 😃

    1. Hi Cathy
      Oh yes I’ve seen all those lovely curries you make. I love fresh curry paste. I’m glad to hear your hubby loves the pie.

    1. I haven’t eaten lamb in a while, but I eat chicken almost everyday. Lamb should be my next plan. Thanks and have a great day!

  2. This looks so flavorful, Liz! I love curry. I have a question. Can you buy the curry paste? I think I’ve seen it before, but can’t remember. Homemade must be so much better, though. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe!

    1. Thank you, Shari, and yes you can buy curry paste either in your local store or in a speciality Asian store.
      My local store has all sorts of hot/mild pastes from vindaloo to tikka masala to Thai curry, to butter chicken.
      Have a wonderful week

  3. How about this – I didn’t even hit the ‘pin it’ button yet – and I went right from scrolling down to the Pinterest page!! ; o ) As always – I’d love to just reach into my laptop and take out the bowl or dish or your always-delicious food!!

    1. Hi Cecile
      I hope you enjoyed eating it off your laptop…thanks for pinning. You’re such a darling! Enjoy the rest of the week!

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