Beef Curry With Spinach (Palak Ghost)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From an Indian chef in Hamburg. All I can say is Awesome! We have made this multiple times and each time we love it more and more. The combination sounds a bit odd at first, but if you like Indian food at all, you will love this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put cloves, peppercorns, bay leaves, and cardamom capsules in a metal tea filter ( the kind that is a ball with a hook and chain on it).
  2. Heat 3 TB oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and sear the meat in 3 batches until browned. Remove the meat and salt it.
  3. Add another 3 TB oil in the pot and sauté the onions, chile, garlic, and ginger until onions are translucent.
  4. Add the meat and sprinkle with the chile powder, curcuma, garam masala, and cumin.
  5. Stir well until all is coated with the powdered spices (about 2-3 minutes).
  6. Add enough chicken broth until meat is covered, add the tea filter with the spices, cover and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 90 minutes.
  8. Remove spice filter, and add the heavy cream, let simmer for 30 minutes more, do not let it boil! Adjust seasonings ( we usually need more salt here, and maybe a bit more heat).
  9. Clean and wash the spinach.
  10. Add the fresh spinach to the pot right before serving, and incorporate it, stirring it into the curry just until it becomes soft, about 1 minute. Serve immediately, with rice.


Most Helpful

Excellent curry, very smooth and rounded flavours. I cooked this with the lid off to cook down to the thick gravy consistancy I wanted & it was just great. Served with homemade roti, raita and chutney and some fresh tomato and cucumber - what a fantastic dinner, thank you for posting your recipe!

currybunny May 01, 2011

Excellent recipe! Followed the recipe to the letter except that I used some creamy coconut milk instead of heavy cream to be dairy free. Wonderful blend of spices - will make this again. Thanks for posting! Made for India - More Than Just Curries Tag Game.

Mia in Germany March 21, 2010

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