Curries are one of the most versatile dishes with the most delicious flavours. And this quick beef masala curry is no different! This curry is basically a one-pot dish and can be ready in 30 minutes.
All about the health
Not only is this beef curry rich with fragrant and delicious spices, but they all have health perks too. To make your spice mix you will be mixing the following together: turmeric, garam masala, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and hot curry. It goes without saying that all these spices are a great boost for your immune system. However, some spices are a little more powerful than others. Turmeric and cumin, for example, are known to be natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. And turmeric may even help symptoms of depression and arthritis. It is also said that coriander and cumin can even help control and lower blood sugar.
Garam masala is a pre-made spice that is a combination of cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamom, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, mace, and nutmeg. All the classic curry flavours in one! Garam masala is also known to be a natural metabolism booster and is high in fibre.
Spicy curry tip
If your palette can’t handle the hot spice that well, feel free to either put in a little bit less of the cayenne pepper and hot curry or leave it out completely! It may affect the taste a bit, but at least you’ll still be able to taste.
Top your beef curry off with some fresh coriander and lemon zest to really enhance the flavours. Serve on a fluffy bed of rice and enjoy!
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 kg lean stewing beef cubed or cut in stripes
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cups beef stock good quality
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 zest of a lemon
- 350 g baby potatoes washed
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp coriander
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp hot curry
- coriander or parsley for garnishing
- Place the pressure cooker on medium heat, then add half of the oil and brown the meat on all sides, sautéing in batches, set the braised meat aside.
- Add oil, chopped onions, garlic, spices, salt, and pepper in the same pot, cook until onions become soft and golden, for about 3 minutes.
- Then stir in the tomato paste and bring to a boil then add lemon zest, return the meat to this mixture, add the potatoes.
- Now add the 2 cups of beef stock, cover with the lid and cook for 30 minutes on high pressure.
- Serve this incredibly tender and flavorful beef masala curry with steamed rice and chopped cilantro and lemon zest.