Beef Madras

A spicy curry that is both tasty and delicious with boiled rice.

16 Classic Checks

Servings 2


  • 150 g trimmed lean steak
  • Spray oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 green chilli de-seeded and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp hot curry powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 fresh or tinned chopped
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150 ml hot water
  • 60 g basmati rice dry weight


  1. Cut steak into cubes. Spray a saucepan with oil and heat. Brown meat on all sides. Remove meat from pan.
  2. Add onion and green chilli to pan and cook until softened and starting to colour. Add a little water if necessary to prevent sticking. Add garlic, curry powder and cinnamon and stir-fry 1-2 minutes, until you can smell the aroma.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer, cover and cook very gently 1 hour, or until meat is very tender and sauce has reduced. Stir now and again and add a little extra water if it starts to dry out.
  4. Boil the rice with ½ tsp turmeric, a cardamom pod, 2 cloves and salt to taste

  5. Serve the madras and rice together and enjoy!