Thai Beef Curry with Coconut Milk

I served this Thai beef curry to my family during our dinner and it makes me wonder how did I cook this dish because it was really good.

To tell you the truth, I’m just an average cook and maybe I was lucky with this one. I’ll try it again next weekend and see if I can cook this Thai beef curry with the same taste and craving to have some more.

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 800 g/1 lb 12 oz braising steak, cubed
  • 2 onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste or lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 850 ml/1 1/2 pints coconut milk
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 small pineapple, peeled and chopped

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  1. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole.
  2. Brown the beef in batches and set aside.
  3. Add the onions to the oil and cook for 5 minutes, then set aside with the beef.
  4. Add the curry paste and cook gently for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in the tamarind paste, the fish sauce, coconut milk and sugar.
  6. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and return the beef and onions to the casserole with the cardamom.
  7. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is tender.
  8. Stir from time to time and if it is becoming dry, cover with a lid.
  9. Add the pineapple and cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. The curry should be quite dry, but add a little water if necessary.
  11. Then Serve with rice and prawn crackers.


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5 Responses to “Thai Beef Curry with Coconut Milk”

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  1. Aamir Bashir says:

    very delicious……….thai beef curry recipe….

  2. Mike Wilson says:

    Just cooked this for me and my girlfriend and have to say it is one of the best dishes we have ever tasted. Recommended greatly!

  3. cfields says:

    Made with venison steak, can pineapple, and used the juice for the sugar. Added potato and carrots. Excellent…served over rice

  4. lee brown says:

    just made this with the addition to adding a cubed yellow pepper and a onion diced and your recipe is amazing do you have any more thai dish recipes as i am currently training to be a chef but english food bores me hope to hear from you many many thanks from lee

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