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Aromatic Beef Curry with Raita

(Will serve 4 well)

700g (1 lbs) Stewing Beef (Shin is good)
2 Med Onions
3 med Potatoes
3 Carrots
225g ( lb.) Celeriac (or Parsnip or Turnip)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Curry Paste (Home made if possible)
300ml (10 fl. oz.) Beef Stock

Small Cucumber
225ml.(8 oz.) plain Greek Yoghurt
Spray Fresh Mint

Trim the meat of any large pieces of fat, cover with water and simmer gently until tender (2 to 3 hours)

Chop the onion,dice the potato, the carrot and other vegetable and cook these together in the olive oil for 10 mts or so until they start to colour.
Stir in the curry paste, the beef and the stock and simmer together until the vegetables are tender (20 mts or so)

Meanwhile make the Raita by chopping the cucumber into little dice, chopping the mint and mixing these up with the yoghurt.

Serve the Curry with Rice or some Indian Bread with the Raita and some Mango Chutney on the side.

April 14, 2006 09:11 PM | 0 Comments
  Martin Dwyer
Consultant Chef