Spicy Cape Malay Beef Curry
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
Curry is enjoyed all over South Africa and there are so many different versions,but a traditional Spicy Cape Malay Beef Curry is a firm favourite!  I hope you enjoy this one!
  • 1 kg Beef cut into chunks
  • A glug of Oil
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Whole Cardomon
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 tsps Curry Powder
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Tumeric Powder
  • 2 tsps Ginger and Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Large Ripe Tomatoes skinned and grated
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • 500ml Water
  • 2 Large Potatoes cut into chunks
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped
  1. Heat oil and add chopped onion, cloves, cardomon and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Braise on medium heat for about 8-10 mins until a light golden colour
  3. Add the curry powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and tumeric powder, stir and add meat to the pot ensuring that the meat is well coated with the spices..
  4. Add salt, garlic and ginger and curry leaves and tomatoes.
  5. Stir all ingredients together.
  6. Allow to cook on a high heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for about 60 minutes.
  8. As excess water and juices evaporate, add the additional water ½ cup at a time (you may not need all the water, depending on how much gravy you prefer)
  9. Add the potatoes
  10. Continue cooking until the potato softens and the tomatoes have completely blended.
  11. Remove the pot from the stove
  12. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice, roti ,raita and an onion and tomato salsa salad
For a hotter curry an extra teaspoon of chilli powder may be added.
To add a variation to the curry recipe, beef can be substituted for lamb or chicken.When cooking with chicken the cooking time will be reduced.
Recipe by SAPeople Tasty Recipes at https://tastyrecipes.sapeople.com/spicy-cape-malay-curry/