Beef Madras

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This Indian dish of Beef madras is rich and satisfying served with rice and tomato and onion salad.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 750g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Steamed basmati rice and tomato and onion salad (see note), to serve


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Return to pan.

Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric and chilli. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove cover. Simmer for 30 minutes or until beef is tender and sauce has thickened. Serve with rice and tomato and onion salad.

Note: To make tomato and onion salad, combine 2 finely chopped medium tomatoes, 1 finely chopped medium red onion and 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves in a bowl.

Tip: You could use chuck steak instead of gravy beef.


Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Superman on Feb 5, 2013

    I would like some great recipes for Monday – Thursday. Quick tasty meals. Quick desserts for Friday & Saturday kid friendly. Any meals are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    I have recently tried the muffin-shaped brownies with the hershey kiss inserted in the middle for a added treat.

  2. posted by Noe R on Feb 12, 2013

    As in:
    Thank You
    I want to be more British!

  3. posted by Mike on Mar 22, 2013

    what should i order?

  4. posted by Daniel on Mar 23, 2013

    we have no time to do it ourselves so were going to hire a pro to do it, how much roughly will it cost (uk), and roughly what will we get for our money, thanks

  5. posted by Orbit on Mar 23, 2013

    Just as the questions states above. We love curry and I want to make my man one. Dont like peppers really. We love chicken tikka balti – if anyone has a nice recipe for this that would be fab ! Thanks!

  6. posted by mr flibble on Mar 23, 2013

    All made with fresh organic meat and vegetables, using flaky and shortcrust pastry

    1. Steak, onion and mushroom
    2. Chicken and mushroom
    3. Chicken and ham
    4. Traditional Cornish Pastie
    5. Cheese and onion pastie
    6. Spinach and ricotta cheese
    7. Spicy Vegetable pasties
    8. Minced beef and onion
    9. Chicken Tikka masala
    10. Beef madras
    Just made some sausage ‘pop-overs’ a cooked best butcher’s pork sausage, with tomato and onion slices on top of a square of pastry, or a bacon and cheese with tomato and onion yummy!!!!!
    susan b – everything cold! Cold utensils, cold hands, cold shortening and butter, after the first rolling, dot with butter and shortening, fold and roll out, keep doing this until all fats are used up. folding and rolling and dotting with fat….takes an age, but you’re rewarded with flaky golden layers of crisp light pastry that melt in the mouth

  7. posted by lildevilgurl152004 on Mar 23, 2013

    I love curry and fancied it for tea but i normally make a madras or tikka masala with chicken or beef – the only meat i have in the freezer is some diced pork – which curry sauce should i make to go best with pork?
    Doesnt have to be indian btw – thats just what i’m used to cooking.

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  9. posted by Spider Pc on Mar 25, 2013

    I love Japanese curry. But I want to eat the real thing. What Indian Dish gave rise to Japanese curry which is a curry sauce with meat and vegetables poured over white rice. Can I order this at most Indian Restaurants?

  10. posted by rashest_hippo on Mar 26, 2013

    i’m stuck between chanel no’5 and beef madras.

  11. posted by Lia-lu-li on Mar 26, 2013

    I am looking for something that can be cooked in less that 15 minutes or so.
    I’m not very familiar with the food, but I have liked what I tried so far….but when I get home after work, school etc….I’m tired.

    Any help appreciated….websites certainly count 😉

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