Roast Beef Curry

How to make a Roast Beef Curry.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions (red or white), diced finely
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cm ginger
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cumin ground
  • 2 teaspoons coriander ground
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 small sweet potato (roughly 250g / 9oz), chopped into 1cm / ½ inch cubes
  • 1 red pepper chopped into 1cm / ½ inch chunks
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 600 g leftover beef chopped into bitesize pieces
  • Juice of half a lime plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander/cilantro plus extra for garnish
  • Rice and / or naans to serve


  • Place the onions and olive oil in a wide, deep saucepan or frying pan and cook gently over a low heat for 5 minutes or until soft, but not brown. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, chilli flakes and all the spices and cook for 1 minute – add a splash of water if it gets too dry.
  • Add the tomato puree and stir to combine, then add the sweet potato, red pepper, coconut milk, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.
  • Add the beef and cook for a further 3-5 minutes until the beef is piping hot all the way through.
  • Add the juice of half a lime and the coriander leaves and stir.
  • Serve with rice and/or naans and use the extra limes and coriander as garnish.
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