Curry Beef Stew Served over Steamed Rice

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I was feeling nostalgic the other day and was remembering a curry dish that my Japanese mother would occasionally make. My mother passed away in 2002, and I never got the recipe from her. The other day I started experimenting, and I finally came up with a dish that is close to the one she would make. This dish is similar to a thick beef stew, but has a wonderful curry flavor. My mother's dish had a greener curry. I think she used to get her curry at the oriental store. I used a curry that I had gotten at my local supermarket. I do want to try this again with a curry from the oriental store. You can use more or less curry to suit your taste. This is cooked slowly to make the meat nice and tender.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, salt and pepper. coat beef in flour mixture.
  2. In a large saucepan or pot, brown the beef cubes and onions in butter.
  3. Add the beef stock, curry and bay leaves. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes, carrots, and vinegar. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour until all is tender and sauce has thicken to a thick stew consistency.
  5. Mix in soy sauce to taste. Serve over steamed rice.
Most Helpful

Aww that's awesome curry stew. Mahalo nui loa...

Puni S. September 15, 2015

I'll make this again. My children & husband ate it -- even though they won't touch beef stew. I used chicken bouillon since I didn't have beef and left out the bay leaves since I didn't have any. After tasting it I decided to add 1 Tbsp. brown sugar (to take the bite out of the curry) and 1/4 c. flour to thicken it a bit.

ShaGun September 10, 2009

Very lovely. Served over some jasmine rice, this was really quite tasty. Not being an aficionado of curries, I used 2 T. of regular curry powder and 1/2 T. of hot yellow curry powder. It just needed a little extra lift with some salt seasoning (but that's personal taste). Easy to make and definitely tasty. Made for ZWT5.

JackieOhNo! May 19, 2009