Recipe - Easy beef and coconut curry

Easy beef and coconut curry by Foodland Recipe Kitchen

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours
Serves: 6


  • 1.5kg gravy beef, cut into 5cm pieces sea salt flakes and crushed black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 x 400g can coconut milk
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heavy based oven proof pan and tight fitting lid


Nothing beats a hearty curry during the cooler months.

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C.
  2. Season the prepared beef with sea salt and pepper.
  3.  Heat a heavy based oven proof pan over medium to high heat, add olive oil. Cook diced beef in small batches
    until deeply coloured, remove to a plate, set aside and continue process till all beef has been browned.
  4. Lower the heat, gently sauté onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, add spices and curry powder, continue to cook for a minute or two. Add coconut milk, bring to a simmer.
  5. Return the browned beef to the pan, cover with a baking paper cartouche and a tight fitting lid, place in the oven to cook gently for 1½ hour, or till beef is fork tender.
  6. Just prior to serving give a squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle with some fresh coriander leaves.
  7. Serve with yoghurt, steamed rice and extra lime wedges.