Wednesday 6 April 2011

Beef and Spinach Curry

I made this last night for the first time, I hardly ever cook with red meat, but this was delicious.  It takes around 45mins to cook, and I may at some point try it in the slowcooker, but for now 45 mins works for prepping before bath and bed time for the kids!

1 tbs butter or ghee (clarified butter)
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 large onion finely sliced
2 red chillies, thinly sliced (remember to wash your fingertips immediately afterwards)!
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
600g beef fillet, cubed
1 tsp salt
1/2 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 (400ml) tin coconut milk
200g spinach

You can put in the whole tin of tomatoes and coconut milk, is just as lovely, with obviously more sauce if you wanted to serve with naans, or bread?

Heat the butter/ghee in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the garlic and onion, and cook for around 5 mins until softening.  Add the chillies and cook for a further 3 mins.  Add the rest of the spices and cook for another 3 mins to release the flavours.

Stir in the beef and salt and cook for another 3 mins.  Add the tomatoes, coconut milk and spinach.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 mins, stirring occasionally.

Uncover and cook for a further 10 mins, stirring frequently until the sauce has thickened.

Serve with whatever you fancy, last night we had it with couscous, but works well with rice or bread too!

Would love to hear if you enjoyed it?

Annie x