Sri-Lankan Beef Curry


  • 2 ½ Tbsp Sri-Lankan Spice Blend
  • 500g beef [cubed]
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or butter
  • 2 onions [diced]
  • Chili [to taste if required]
  • 1.5 cups beef Stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup coconut cream


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

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

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

[4] Stir-in coconut cream, gently simmer uncovered for approximately 30 minutes until the sauce reduces. Add a little water to extend the stewing process if required.

Serves 2-3

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