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Fragrant Beef Curry

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 pounds well-trimmed boneless beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 large onions, sliced
    • 6 whole cloves
    • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
    • 3 large tomatoes, quartered
    • 3 tablespoons Major Grey chutney
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

PREPARATION

  1. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large pot over high heat. Working in batches, add beef to pot and brown on all sides, about 7 minutes per batch. Using slotted spoon, transfer to plate.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same pot over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until tender and brown, about 7 minutes. Return beef to pot. Add cloves, garlic, cinnamon sticks, bay leaf and dried red pepper to pot; stir 1 minute. Stir in milk, tomatoes, chutney, lemon juice, ginger, curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours.
  3. Uncover; increase heat to medium. Boil stew until juices are slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Serve over rice.

 

YIELD: Makes 6 servings

 

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