Hot Beef & Coconut Curry

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

My dh & I love Thai curries. This one is very special. Hope that you will enjoy this delicious dish as much as we do. Another flavorful dish that is quick and very easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups milk, coconut
  • 3 tablespoons curry paste, red, thai
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lb steak, braising, cut 3/4-inch chunks
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, fresh (I use frozen when I can't get fresh)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 chili, red, large, fresh, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 12 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 14 teaspoon salt, sea
  • 12 teaspoon pepper, black
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 13 cup coconut, toasted, shredded (garnish)
  • 4 cups rice, steamed


  1. Bring the coconut milk to boil, in a large pan.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until it has thickened.
  3. Now stir in the curry paste and garlic, simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add the beef to the pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Lower the heat add the lime leaves, juice, fish sauce, chili, turmeric and salt.
  6. Cover the pan and simmer 25 minutes.
  7. Please add a little water if the sauce looks dry.
  8. Lastly you will add the basil and cilantro, taste and season with salt and pepper if you desire.
  9. Garnish with the toasted coconut and serve with steamed rice.


Most Helpful

We loved this! We'd have given it 10 stars if we could! The flavours were amazing. I only used 1 TB of fish sauce (personal preference), and I used a bit extra chilli (again, personal preference). I also sliced up a zucchini and put it in with the beef. We loved this sauce so much, and are going to try this again, with some seafood, and maybe again with some chicken! This is my new favourite red curry sauce recipe!! Thanks for sharing! :) [Made for Aus/NZ Recipe swap]

Sara 76 March 09, 2011

This curry is great. I made as written, but added fresh peas and oyster mushrooms near the end of the cooking time. Very spicy, aromatic and delicious- like a truly good Thai curry should be.

rpgaymer April 18, 2014

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