Authentic Indian-Style Beef Curry

Authentic Indian-Style Beef Curry

This is an authentic curry that doesn't use commercial curry roux. The spicy fragrance makes this a curry for adults. You can make Indian style curry easily at home. It's perfect for the hot summer months. ATTENTION: This may be too spicy for small children.

Ingredients: 7 to 8 servings or so

Beef (shank etc.)
about 600 g
Curry powder
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
as needed
Salt, pepper
to taste
Onions (finely chopped)
2 to 3 medium
2 tablespoons
800 ml
Soup stock cubes
Bay leaves
4 to 5
★Carrot (grated)
1 large
★Garlic (grated)
2 tablespoons
★Ginger (grated)
2 teaspoons
1/2 cup
Plain yogurt
4 to 5 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
☆Garam masala
2 teaspoons
☆Paprika powder
2 teaspoons
☆Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
☆Cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon
☆Coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon
☆Black pepper
1/2 teaspoon


1. Rub curry powder, salt and pepper into the beef cubes evenly. Brown in oil in a frying pan.
2. Transfer the meat to a pot, add water and bay leaves, and simmer while skimming off the scum. When no more scum is rising to the surface, add soup stock cubes and simmer until the meat is tender.
3. While the meat is cooking, sauté the finely chopped onion in butter patiently, until it has caramelized.
4. When the onions have caramelized, add all the ☆ ingredients and mix well to form a paste.
5. When the meat is tender, add the spice paste from Step 4, and simmer briefly while removing any scum. Add the ☆ spices and mix well. Mix in the plain yogurt and chutney then simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. Done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I adapted a curry recipe that a neighbor taught me to make this authentic curry. This is the type of curry I ate growing up. You can make it with beef, pork, chicken, ground meat or whatever meat you like. These days I like making it with ground meat for a Keema style curry and eating it with naan.