Spicy Indian Beef Madras Curry with Garlic Fried Pappadums


1 kg stewing beef

2 onions, chopped

1 tablespoon ginger

1 tablespoon garlic

16 ounces crushed tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato puree

1 cup beef stock

1⁄2 cup red lentil

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

2 red chili peppers, chopped

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon cumin seed

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 tablespoon oil or 1 tablespoon ghee

1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro



Step 1

Fry the aromatics, spices, garlic, ginger and onions together.

Step 2

Add beef and cook briefly on all sides.

Step 3

Add rest ingredients except cilantro/coriander.

Step 4

Bring to the boil in pressure cooker for 2 minutes on high and then on low for 20 minutes.

Step 5

If using oven place in dutch oven for 2 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.

Step 6

Add chopped coriander and stir through. If too wet add more tomato paste – if too dry add more beef stock.

Step 7

Serve with Rice and Garlic Papadums