Indian Beef Madras Curry

"A very authentic curry for the Indian food lover - rich and pungent will get your taste buds tingling for more! serve with natural yogurt and a mild chicken curry such as easy butter chicken curry to balance flavors."
photo by Sarah photo by Sarah
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Fry the aromatics, spices, garlic, ginger and onions together.
  • Add beef and cook briefly on all sides.
  • Add rest ingredients except cilantro/coriander.
  • Bring to the boil in pressure cooker for 2 minutes on high and then on low for 20 minutes.
  • If using oven place in dutch oven for 2 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Add chopped coriander and stir through.
  • If too wet add more tomato paste - if too dry add more beef stock.

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  1. Outta Here
    This gets 4 stars for flavor and ease of making in the pressure cooker (I am always looking for new ways to use my pressure cooker). Served it over steamed rice. I would have given 5 stars, but, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the recipe is not well written. The ingredient list is out of order (pet peeve of mine) and wasn't sure what the "aromatics" were, since it also says to cook the spices, garlic and onion together. Remember, not everyone is an experienced cook, and instructions should be detailed to help them better. :)
  2. mong1
    I made this dish earlier this evening and it turned out to be very delicious!!!
  3. Wainui
    Done using cross cut blade steak in Le Creseut 2.5hrs, slow cook, was very nice
  4. Three Kids Make Me Crazy
    This was very tasty but I'm a little bummed the directions weren't 100% clear. We debated in the forums whether or not this was supposed to be cooked on the stove with a dutch oven or actually IN the oven (in the DO). I went with in the oven, 350 for about 2 hours, and the beef was deliciously tender. Flavors were good, but very mild. Next time I'd probably use green chiles and a bit of salt. Thanks Lil!
  5. Sarah
    Best curry ever !! My partner devoured it. Will definitely be a weekly meal


  1. Stardustannie
    A very tasty mild curry, I loved the addition of red thickened the curry nicely. I used my LeCrueset Dutch Oven and cooked for about 2 hours. I subbed tomato paste for the puree and mistakinly used cumin powder instead of seed. Mmmm...Fantastic!



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