Beef Madras


  • 2 ½ Tbsp Madras Spice Blend
  • 500g beef or lamb [cubed]
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 2 onions [finely diced]
  • Chili [to taste if required]
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1.5 cups beef stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk


[1] Make a marinade by mixing 2 ½ Tbsp of Madras spice blend with vegetable oil. Stir thoroughly into the cubed meat. Cover and refrigerate for 1or 2 hours .

[2] Fry onions in ghee until translucent. Add Chili [if required] and stir well. Add the marinated beef to the pan and brown on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.

[3]Add salt, stock and tomato paste then simmer gently in an open pan for 20 minutes until the sauce resembles a thick gravy.

[4] Add coconut milk, gently simmer for 30 minutes until sauce reduces. Add a little water to extend the stewing process if required.

Serves 2-3

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