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Sri Lanka Beef Curry Recipe
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Sri Lanka Beef Curry

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"This beef curry uses roasted curry powder."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 45 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 40 mins

Directions

  1. Rinse the beef and pat dry. Crush the garlic cloves into a paste and combine it with the crushed ginger. Add the vinegar, salt, pepper, roasted curry powder, and cayenne. Mix in the beef cubes and toss to coat. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the curry leaves and pandan strips. Stir in the onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix in the beef cubes and cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and cloves. Add the tomato paste and water and mix well.
  4. Simmer, covered, on low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is tender. Check the curry every half hour; you may need to add more water (up to 1 cup) if the curry is too dry and is sticking to the pan.
  5. Add the coconut milk and heat through. Taste and adjust the seasonings before serving.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • Roasted curry powder is available from specialty purveyors or online sources. To roast your own curry powder, heat 1 tablespoon of curry powder in an ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant and slightly browned. Immediately transfer the spice to a bowl to cool.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jan 03, 2011

A great curry! I followed the recipe to the letter, most of my meals are curry, this one was spot on.

 
Feb 25, 2012

I'm Sri Lankan, this curry is as authentic as they come. If you don't have canned tomato you can sustitute chopped fresh tomato instead.

 
Mar 18, 2011

Fabulous recipe!! Excellent. I only alter it by reducing the cayenne a bit. This is defiantly a family favorite. Thanks for sharing it.

 
Sep 11, 2012

Perfection. I am a 20 year plus cook of Indian and Sri Lankan food and this recipe is superb. Since I used a very inexpensive beef cut, I did marinate the 3lbs of beef with 1/2 cup of dry red wine, a couple cloves of garlic diced and salt and pepper. I covered and placed in refrigerator for approx 3 hours. You may not ned to do this but Wow what a curry. I bought my curry powder roasted from my neighborhood Indian supply shop and served with a high quality basmati rice. I live in Australia and we are blessed with fantastic spice shops, not sure how you would go in a small U.S mid-western town for supplies. Try this recipe if you can, you will be delighted.

 
Oct 31, 2012

This curry was amazing! I let it cook a little longer to soften the beef a little more. The flavours as written are so good. Thanks for the recipe!

 
Nov 13, 2012

This is a great easy recipe. The only thing I couldn't find was the pandan leaf but it was great without it.

 
Oct 05, 2011

Delicious and authentic!

 
Jul 02, 2011

wonderful.... now i'm looking for more sri lankan recipes

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 148 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 45.1 g
  • 69%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 46.7 g
  • 93%
  • Sodium
  • 729 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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