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    Beef Kurmah (Curried Beef)

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Latchy's Note:

    This is a Malay curry and it is really good as it can be frozen.

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    1. 1
      Heat half the oil in a pan add steak in batches and brown all over, remove from pan.
    2. 2
      Heat remaining oil in the same pan add spring onions, garlic and ginger and cook until spring onions are soft.
    3. 3
      Add the coriander, cumin, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and lemon grass cooking and stirring for about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Return the meat to the pan add coconut milk and chili and simmer covered for about 1 to 1/2 hours until meat is tender.
    5. 5
      Add the nuts and stir until heated through.
    6. 6
      Discard cinnamon, cardamom before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2004


      This tasted pretty close to the real thing (we live in Singapore). I used dried (flakes) coriander instead of ground. I simmered the beef for about 2 hrs, and discarded afterwards the cinnamon and star anise, but not the cardamom. My only suggestions are that you add a bit of sea salt or fine salt to enhance the taste, reduce the powdered almonds to 30g because the sauce becomes a bit too thick, and you can use chili flakes instead of the red chili.

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    • on September 25, 2005


      Excellent curry; I usually like my curries pretty spicy but the unusual flavor combinations and richness made up for it. Only addition was about a tsp, of salt. Awesome recipe-thank you!

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    • on July 06, 2005


      DH says this is a "real keeper". 2 pounds of stewing beef made barely enough for 4 of us, served with basmati rice and salad. I also cut the beef cubes smaller, as suggested, which was a good idea. And DH did add salt. So everyone's suggestions were useful. It is really quite easy to put together and I let it simmer about 2 hours. Yum!

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    Nutritional Facts for Beef Kurmah (Curried Beef)

    Serving Size: 1 (298 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 744.4
    Calories from Fat 478
    Total Fat 53.1 g
    Saturated Fat 30.3 g
    Cholesterol 160.0 mg
    Sodium 225.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 61.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    star anise


    cardamom pods

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