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Slow cooker beef curry recipe please

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Madblondedog Fri 19-Feb-16 10:00:57

Does anyone have a good slow cooker beef curry recipe please?

Ideally middling on the spice front

I've got a great lamb one and a great chicken one but no beef option

QueenJuggler Fri 19-Feb-16 10:13:12

No idea how to do this in a slow cooker, but a really reliable and delicious beef curry recipe is this:

Beef curry

This is a classic South Indian simple curry – I’ve allowed enough chilli powder for a little bit of heat, which most children seem fine with, but you can adjust the quantity of the chilli up or down according to taste.

Ingredients for 6-8 portions

1.5kg stewing or casserole beef, diced into largish chunks
2 medium sized onions
1 tbsp vegetable/sunflower oil
1 tsp chilli powder
25g fennel seeds
Salt and pepper to taste

1.Dry roast the fennel seeds – put them in a frying pan with no oil over a low heat until they start popping. Its important to keep moving the fennel seeds around so they don’t burn.
2.Allow the fennel seeds to cool, and then blitz them in a food processor or grind them in a pestle and mortar until they are not quite powdery but not whole seeds anymore (about 15 seconds in a processor)
3.Chop the onions (doesn’t need to be finely) and fry with the oil in a large saucepan or casserole pan over a low heat until soft and almost transparent
4.Add the beef, half the fennel, and all the chilli powder, and brown the beef all over.
5.Add about a mugful of water to the beef, cover the pan with a lid, and then stick the whole pan in an oven at 140°C for about 2 hours, stirring every half hour.
6.Season to taste with salt and pepper, add the rest of the fennel, and put it back in the oven for another 30 mins., uncovered.
7.We eat this with plain boiled rice (which we make fresh on the day) and some raita (chopped cucumber, onion, yoghurt, fresh chilli and a smack of salt and ground cumin to taste)

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