East Indian-Style Spiced Beef With Rice

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

The house smells great while this is cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in oil in a large pot. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  2. Cook onion and garlic in pot for about 4-5 minutes, stirring (don't let garlic burn).
  3. Add all spices. Stir.
  4. Stir in meat and 1/4 cup water.
  5. Stir in 1 tablespoons yogurt until well combined. Continue adding yogurt 1 tablespoons at a time.
  6. Stir in remaining 1-1/4 cup water.
  7. Cover. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
  8. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
  9. Serve over hot, cooked rice.
  10. Garnish with chopped peanuts if desired.
Most Helpful

This was fantastic! I gave it 4 stars because I had to double the spices. *I also add a little cumin

kye84 August 13, 2014

This was something new and different for us. I wish I would have had peanuts to top it off. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview November 15, 2012

The flavor of the sauce was great, but we only gave four stars because it didn't meld into the meat very well. I had to leave the yogurt out (milk allergy) but we didn't find it too spicy at all even without. Thanks Lisa!

Three Kids Make Me Crazy July 05, 2009