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Curried Beef Stew

My father in law came to visit yesterday at short notice. He’s the kind of guy you would love to cook for; He loves everything! But, when visitors come, we also have to feed them, whether you’ve got something to cook with or not. Thankfully, I had a few things I could work with.

Wisely use what you have available

I had beef in the fridge but not a lot of it. There were a few things I could make with: fried rice, noodles or a stew style something which wouldn’t need much meat. But this guy also has a stubborn Irish palate which I have to change soon. He has a Mauritian Daughter-in-law after all.

Be Creative or Go with your Guts

I started dicing the beef and thought I could actually make a Mauritian  curry with beef and potatoes. While making it I realised this won’t be enough to feed the whole family. I need plan B. A few minutes later I found 2 carrots in the fridge and decided to throw them in as well. I wanted something green so toward the end I reached for some frozen peas.
And they lived Happily ever after

Everyday Ingredients

Meat, potatoes, carrots and peas, there are so many ways to create a dish with these ingredients. What can you make with these?

Curried Beef Stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 278 calories

Fat 11 g

Carbs 33 g

Protein 13 g


Curried Beef Stew


250g Beef Sirloin Steak

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 chopped onion

1 tea spoon Whole garam masala

2 Carrots roughly chopped

4 medium potatoes cut into half or quaters depending the size

2 chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp Mild or hot Madras Curry Powder

4-5 table spoons of water

1/2 cup frozen peas

Salt to taste

Coriander for garnish (optional)


  1. Cut the beef Into bite size pieces.
  2. Heat a pan with oil.
  3. Add the whole garam masala.
  4. Add the chopped onions and cooked until brown.
  5. Add beef and cook for about 5 minutes to sear the meat. Season.
  6. Add carrots and potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes with the lid on.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes
  8. Mix curry powder in few table spoons of water.
  9. Pour the curry paste over the beef and potatoes.
  10. Cook for around 3-4 minutes or until the curry paste is mixed well with the meat and the oil is bubbling on top (this can be subtle so don't sit waiting for it)
  11. Add 2 cups of water and cook until the potatoes are ready. Check for more seasoning.
  12. Add the frozen peas and simmer until peas are cooked.
  13. Garnish with some chopped herbs.


This recipe can also be prepared in a slow cooker or a pressure cooker.
Recipe updated on 05/12/2016

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