Ceylon Beef Curry Recipe

Ceylon Beef Curry Recipes

Ingredients :

2 tbsp ghee

1 large onion, thinly sliced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

2 tbsp Sri Lankan spice mixture

1 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp mustard seeds

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 red chilies, deseeded and thinly sliced

4 tomatoes (approximate weight 275g (9 oz)), chopped

625g (1.25 lb) fillet of beef, cut into 5 cm (2 inch) cubes

1 tsp palm sugar or soft brown sugar


To serve -

Sri Lankan yellow rice

Method :

Heat the ghee in a heavy-based saucepan, add the onion, garlic and ginger, and fry over a low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes until softened.

Add the spice mixture, turmeric and mustard seeds and fry over a low heat, stirring constantly, for a further 2 minutes until aromatic.

Stir in the salt, vinegar, chilies, tomatoes and beef and mix well to coat the beef evenly in the spices.

Cover the pan and cook the curry over a low heat, stirring occasionally, for 50 minutes or until the meat is very tender.

Remove the lid, stir in the sugar and cook the curry uncovered for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve immediately with the Sri Lankan rice.

Serves 4

This delicious dish from Sri Lanka is very quick to prepare. You should be able to find ghee in most large supermarkets.

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