Heat oven to 325. in large Dutch oven heat 1 tsp of oil and brown onions (7-8 minutes). Add garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, tumeric, and pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute Transfer into a plate.
Increase heat to high, add oil then add and brown the beef. Once browned add onion mixture back, stir in coconut milk, lime zest, lime juice, bay leaves and baby carrots. Bring mixture to a simmer, cover and place in the oven for 2-3 hours. Serve garnished with peanuts.
I served it with some brown rice….it was excellent. A nice change from regular stew.