Healthy mild beef curry. Low in calories but packed full of flavour. Made with store cupboard spices, this mild beef curry that will have your tongue tingling with delight, not burning alight!
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 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……
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 Lady Lynne and I will generally try to do.
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 wholesome curry.
I recommend serving this curry 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.
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? 🙂
It may be low in calories but this healthy mild beef curry recipe is still packed full of flavour.
- Low fat cooking spray
- 2 large onions , diced
- 3 garlic cloves , crushed
- 150 ml 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
- 500 g lean beef , cubed
- 1 tsp tamarind pulp*
- 1 tbsp 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.
*Use lemon juice if you don’t have tamarind pulp.
Are you looking forward to the weekend?
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! 🙂
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