Sri Lankan Beef and Potato Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan Beef and Potato Curry Recipe
Prep in Prep in:
10 mins
Cook in Cook in:
40 mins
Serves Serves:


Heat the oil in a heavy, lidded pan.

Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and curry leaves and cook gently for a minute.

Add the remaining spices and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the onion, garlic and ginger, season well and cook for six to seven minutes. Add the beef and stir well. Tip in the chillies.

Add the coconut milk, bring to the boil, cover with a lid and simmer for 45 minutes, add the potatoes after twenty minutes. Just before serving, stir in the spinach leaves and lemon juice and taste the seasoning.

Serve with the coriander sprinkled over and a pile of warm chapatis

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600g Roosters, cut into 2cm cubes

450g diced lean braising beef

1 large white onion, finely sliced

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 thumb of ginger, grated

2 green chillies, sliced (more if you like it hotter)

1 tin of light coconut milk

A large handful of baby spinach

Salt and pepper

Coconut or olive oil

A handful of coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice to serve

For the spice mix:

1tsp turmeric

2tsp ground cumin seed

½tsp chilli powder

1 cinnamon stick

4 cardamom pods

4 cloves

12 fresh curry leaves