Beef Vindaloo

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Make your taste-buds tingle with this traditionally spicy Indian curry.


  • 30g (1 1/2 tbs) butter or ghee
  • 1kg beef chuck steak, fat trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 tbs vindaloo paste
  • 250ml (1 cup) beef stock
  • 300g (1 1/2 cups) basmati rice
  • 125g (1/2 cup) natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh coriander
  • Pappadums, to serve


Melt 1/2 the butter or ghee in a large heavy-based saucepan over high heat. Add 1/2 the steak and cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Repeat with the remaining steak.

Melt remaining butter or ghee in pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes or until it softens slightly. Add paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic.

Return steak to the pan and toss to coat. Add stock, increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until beef is tender and the sauce thickens slightly.

Meanwhile, cook the rice, following packet directions, until tender. Combine the yoghurt and coriander in a small bowl. Spoon the rice into serving bowls and top with the vindaloo. Serve with the pappadums and accompanied by the coriander yoghurt.


Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Mc L on Feb 5, 2013

    i am quite a fan of indian food however, no matter what cookbook i get or restaurant i go to icannot find any pork , ever, why is this?
    those who dont say they eat meat i see many menus where theres chicken, seafood, lamb/goat, and even sometimes beef, but absolutely never pork

  2. posted by XplicitzZ on Feb 12, 2013

    Just curious because I dont want a troop of the nasty creatures set to destroy me… grin

  3. posted by Roar me R on Mar 18, 2013

    I am looking to recreate a dish from “Moxies Classic Grill” called the beef vindaloo. This is how it is described in the Menu. “Tender strips of marinated steak, vegetables, ginger, garlic and shredded sweet coconut in a very spicy vindaloo curry sauce, served on a bed of jasmine rice with yogurt and curry-buttered naan bread. ” I know from previously working there, that the yogurt is just drizzled on top as a garnish to cool down the spice. Anyway, I have been craving it every day since being pregnant but it’s very expensive so I want to make it at home! Thank you!!!
    Hunter that is very cool, do you know how to buy the sauce? can I get it directly from that website?

  4. posted by thexbox360player on Mar 18, 2013

    On an average menu in an average place! :)

  5. posted by mrankinmatt on Mar 21, 2013

    Anyone know a good Vindaloo curry recipe? Preferably chicken, but lamb or beef would be great too.
    No URLs please.

  6. posted by uberfailz on Mar 21, 2013

    One day my brother in law and I went to a Mexican meat market to get some meat for a cookout. We bought some meat called diezmillo. I want to know what cut of beef that is in english. Is it chuck steak ect.

  7. posted by vanvark83 on Mar 21, 2013

    I bought this meat and I have no clue how to season it and cook it. It’s a very think shoulder beef. Could anyone give me a good simple receipt where I could cook the meat in a pan?
    I ment to say its a very thin kind of meat not chunk. If that helps

  8. posted by jdubdoubleu7704 on Mar 21, 2013

    Steak: Best cuts? Prices? Best for grilling? Certain cuts better for certain dishes?
    Hamburger: percentages? which choices are better for burgers, spaghetti etc…

    any information would be helpful thanks!
    *complete (oh jeez lol)

    When grilling I like my steak medium-rare if that makes a difference in chosing…

  9. posted by Denali on Mar 21, 2013

    I will expand the question for simpletons like leonid:

    India is largely a Hindu country. Hindus by their faith do not eat beef.

    I do realise that India is a country of many different religions, although I am making the broad statement that it is a Hindu country based on the war between Muslims and Hindus after the British left that caused the formation of Pakistan.

  10. posted by shahrukh on Mar 28, 2013

    Preferably from raw materials ( no ready made stuff like pastes)

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