Mild Beef Curry

A mild beef curry recipe that is beautifully healthy, low in calories and just packed full of flavour! It’s made with a range of spices that will have your tongue tingling with delight, and not burning alight!

A mild beef curry recipe that is beautifully healthy, low in calories and just packed full of flavour! It's made with a range of spices that will have your tongue tingling with delight, and not burning alight!

The reason for this mild beef curry?

Well, I can eat my curry exceedingly hot but I do need to remember that not everyone is like me in having an asbestos mouth, hence this “mild” beef curry. 🙂

I think I was lucky enough to gain my asbestos mouth and my asbestos hands by dealing with lots of really hot food and their associated dishes, when I worked as a kitchen porter in the woodlands hotel during my student days in Dundee. Ah, those days……

A mild beef curry recipe that is beautifully healthy, low in calories and just packed full of flavour! It's made with a range of spices that will have your tongue tingling with delight, and not burning alight!

Recently there have been a number of vegetarian dishes on the blog and I’ve been extolling the benefits of following a diet rich in vegetables, pulses, nuts, seeds and fresh fruit, like the Mediterranean diet which Lynne and I will generally try to do.

So, on occasion when we do have beef, it’ll be something really special with the beef, and only the best qualify lean Scottish beef. Something like this mild beef curry, one of our Sunday curry favourites!

Mild Beef Curry
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
It may be healthy and low in calories but this mild beef curry recipe is still packed full of flavour.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150ml warm water
  • 2 green chillies, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp. mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 500g lean beef, cubed
  • 1 tsp. tamarind pulp
  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander
Instructions
  1. Spray the bottom of a casserole / large pan with the low fat cooking spray about 5 times. Turn the heat on high, then once the oil begins to bubble, turn the heat down to a medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic, stirring continuously for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add 50 ml of the water.
  3. Add the green chillies, cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and ginger. Continue to cook, stirring well for a further 3 minutes.
  4. Either by using a stick blender or transferring the contents to a food processor / blender, blitz the mixture until it resembles a smooth curry paste.
  5. Return to the casserole / large pan, and heat the curry paste until it simmers.
  6. Add the cubed beef, stir in well, then add the remaining water.
  7. Bring the contents to a simmer, put a lid on and cook, stirring occasionally for 1.5 hours. Check and top up water if required.
  8. Cook until the meat is tender. Once tender stir in the tamarind pulp.
  9. Serve topped with the chopped coriander.
Notes
Use lemon juice if you don’t have tamarind pulp.

All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.

 

Mild Beef Curry Nutrition Label

A mild beef curry recipe that is beautifully healthy, low in calories and just packed full of flavour! It's made with a range of spices that will have your tongue tingling with delight, and not burning alight!

This mild beef curry is delicious served with rice. I prefer wholegrain basmati rice myself because it’s better for you. However, if that’s not your preference then use white basmati rice.

As with many of my dishes, you can freeze any left over and reheat for future. In fact, Lynne and I swear that often this mild beef curry tastes even better after being frozen.

Does anyone have any ideas exactly as to why that could be? Do the curry ingredients continue to marinate even though they are in the freezer?

And, if you’re looking for balti dishes like the ones I’m using in my recipe, I recommend thesethrough my Amazon affiliate link.

A mild beef curry recipe that is beautifully healthy, low in calories and just packed full of flavour! It's made with a range of spices that will have your tongue tingling with delight, and not burning alight!

I’m so looking forward to the weekend! It’ll start with my usual making weekly bread and rolls first thing on the Saturday morning, then to the gym for my hour run on the treadmill as I continue my training for the Great Scottish Run.

My parents are coming down from Dundee to join us for lunch, and then the highlight of my weekend, a tour of Glasgow Central Station begins. I’ve always been fascinated by stations and trains since I was young. This tour takes you into the old underground catacomb storage areas and then possibly onto the roof (weather permitting).

The history of this railway station is extensive. It dates back to 1879. The Victorian architecture is stunning. I travel through this station at least twice weekly and am often in awe at the huge structure and particularly the glass roof, which is the largest in the world. Here’s hoping for plenty of good camera shots! Plenty of good photography practice here for me, particularly as photographing in such dark tunnels is not an experience I’ve had before!

So, until next week I’ll leave you with my usual Thursday link up with Ms Spoons at Running with Spoons. Enjoy!

Whatever you’re doing yourself, have a great weekend! 🙂

In order not to miss future updates and new recipes, make sure you’re following neilshealthymeals by adding your email* to the subscription list at the very top of this post and clicking “Subscribe” or by “following” me via your favourite social media channel below.

*I do not use your email for anything else other than adding you to my blog subscription list which you can opt out of at any time.

Comments

  1. OMG I CAN EAT THIS AND I WILL MAKE IT AND EAT IT VERY SOON! Mild is the key word here 😉 I don’t like super spicy!
    GiGi Eats recently posted…GMOs: They Might Be For DinnerMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey GiGi, that’s great 🙂 I really hope you enjoy this, and I welcome any feedback.

      This isn’t super spicy, but for yourself just put 1 tsp. mild chilli powder in initially, that way you can check it for spiciness to suit your taste. Add the other tsp. if you feel you would like to after tasting with 1 tsp.

  2. I have a confession …I don’t like curry. It’s really making life in Scotland difficult. There’s curry everywhere and it’s so popular. I’m sort of a spice wimp for starters. I also know there’s all different kinds of curry out there too. Any suggestions for a “curry for wimps/beginners”? LOL
    Erin@BeetsPerMinute recently posted…Lately I’ve Been… #TOLMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ah, yes, curry. You’re right, its everywhere, Glasgow’s favourite dish I think? Well that and Italian, which seems to be around every corner too 😉

      So as a curry novice 🙂 you would probably want one of the two mildest curry’s I can think of.

      Either a Korma or a Passandra. Korma is normally made with cream, but the http://neilshealthymeals.com/lighter-chicken-korma/ dish I make is made from yogurt, so Korma wise you might want something like that, miss out the hot chilli powder altogether or substitute with mild chilli powder.

      Or, if eating out, see if there’s any Passandra dishes, if you can eat cream, then fine with Passandra, if not something cooked in yogurt with a little spice should be fine?

      Hope this helps!

  3. NOMS. This seems to me like a Masamum (?) curry, which I’ve only had once but it was soooooo good. I generally don’t order curries because I don’t know how each place makes them (not worth it with the ole stomach) but I need to try to make it some!
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Why I Freaked Out + Approaching a Fork in the RoadMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Nom nom nom noms! 🙂 Hey, yeah it I suppose it does have traits of a Massaman curry (I never thought about that) what with some of the spice ingredients and the fact it’s made from beef.

      I agree. I got Curry cooking lessons a few years ago, and I loved the lessons. It was because I wanted to know EXACTLY what was in the Curry, and to be able to recreate restaurant style dishes at home. Once you start making your own curries, you can’t stop! (Well I can’t anyway as you’ve probably noticed!) 😀

  4. Beef curry sounds so delicious. I may have to try making this for my husband. Thanks for sharing your great recipe!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…My Skirt Sports Virtual 13er (Half Marathon)My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Sandra, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my recipe!

      I’d love feedback if you get a chance to make this for your husband. Or maybe you could challenge him to make it for you? 🙂

  5. I love super spicy curry too – but I have to remember to tone it down when friends come by – because, otherwise – things could get ugly! 🙂
    Another fantastic curry, Neil – I am a huge fan of ALL the spices – I bet this perfumed the whole house!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, exactly Shashi. 🙂

      I usually know when I’ve made it too hot for Lynne because she eats all of the protein / veg / meat in the curry and leaves the sauce!

      When I’m experimenting / making my curry dishes (usually on a Sunday) Lynne often has to go out of the house too because, as you say, the aroma perfumes the whole house and she moans all day about how hungry she is and tries to sneak little bits of the curry ingredients when I’m not looking (or when she thinks I’m not looking 😉 )

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge