Mild beef curry. This easy healthy recipe is delicious, low in calories and packed with flavour. This simple Indian curry is one all the family will enjoy!
The reason for this healthy 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!
I think I was lucky enough to gain my asbestos mouth and my asbestos hands by working with lots of really hot food.
And carrying lots of hot dishes when I worked as a kitchen porter in the woodlands hotel during my student days in Dundee!
Ah, those student days……
Folks, there's recently been a number of vegetarian dishes on the blog and I realise that I've been extolling the benefits of following a diet rich in vegetables, pulses, nuts, seeds and fresh fruit, like the Mediterranean diet which my other half and I will generally try to follow.
But we do eat meat, just not a lot!
And 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 healthy mild beef curry, one of our Sunday curry favourites!
Hence the reason for this mild curry recipe today, because I want everyone to be able to enjoy a good healthy beef curry!
So What's So Great About This Mild Beef Curry Recipe?
- It's an easy beef curry recipe. Most of the ingredients are spices designed to bring out the best flavours.
- It's a healthier curry recipe. Using cooking spray and a food processor reduces the need for oil /ghee which lots of Indian takeways use. That makes this beef curry lower in calories and fat.
- There is no dairy used in this curry. Making it a dairy free beef curry.
- This is a low cost curry. The main cost is the meat. Many of the spices are ones you might already have a home.
- Can you freeze this beef curry? Yes, divide what leftovers you have into sealable containers and freeze.
- Can you reheat beef curry? Yes, reheat it thoroughly either in your microwave or on a stove in a saucepan by stirring it over a low heat until piping hot.
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Mild Beef Curry Recipe
I recommend serving this mild curry recipe 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.
Also you can freeze any left overs and easily reheat in the future.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Mild Beef Curry Recipe
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- Low fat cooking spray
- 2 large onions , diced
- 3 garlic cloves , crushed
- 150 ml warm water
- 2 green chillies , seeds removed and chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoon mild chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 500 g lean beef , cubed
- 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp*
- 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
- 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.
- Add 50 ml of the water.
- Add the green chillies, cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and ginger. Continue to cook, stirring well for a further 3 minutes.
- 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.
- Return to the casserole / large pan, and heat the curry paste until it simmers.
- Add the cubed beef, stir in well, then add the remaining water.
- 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.
- Cook until the meat is tender. Once tender stir in the tamarind pulp.
- Serve topped with the chopped coriander.