Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beef & potato curry

I realize that for a couple of times a year, I disappear from this blog for a while. This is usually due to a trip which is always closely followed  by a travel withdrawal. It takes a little bit of time before I can break that bubble and come back to "real" life.

When real life is -20 to -30 degrees celsius, it's very hard to want to get back to.... *sigh*

Anyhow, cold weather calls for comfort food, and I've been cooking curry a lot lately because it's easy, fast and I can make a big batch for the whole week.

Beef curry

(serves 8-10)
  • few dashes of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 Tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp curry paste
  • about 1 kilo or more of stewing beef cubes.
  • 3 big potatoes, cubed
  • about 2-3 Cups of beef broth
  • a couple pinches of salt
Heat the oil in a 5L pot over medium low and throw in the onions & garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes, then throw in the cumin and coriander until fragrant.

Mix in the ginger, curry powder, turmeric powder, paprika and curry paste, stir all to blend well .

Turn heat to medium high and toss in the meat and potatoes. Stir everything around to coat, followed by the broth. Cook until bubble, then turn heat down to low, put on the lid and let simmer for about an hour or until beef is tender.

Serve with rice or naan bread if available.