Red Curry Beef

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Indulge in this dish of red beef curry with tender beef and luscious gravy, alongside a serving of steamed rice!

Let's start cooking!

Garlic added into blender to make curry paste

Step 1 - Make curry paste

  • In a blender, add 5 large rehydrated chilis, 1 tsp salt, shallot, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, coriander, ground cumin, ½ tsp black pepper, belacan, kaffir lime zest and 2 to 4 chili padi.
  • If mixture is not blending well, use vegetable oil to help you achieve a smooth paste.
    Adjust the level of spice by adding or removing the amount of chili padi.
Spice paste poured onto heated pan

Step 2 - Fry spice paste

  • In a pot on medium heat, heat up 3 Tbsp vegetable oil and fry the curry paste until fragrant, and oil is coming to the surface.
  • Add in 1½ Tbsp brown sugar and 1 Tbsp fish sauce. Stir well.
Beef cubes added to curry mix

Step 3 - Make curry

  • To the same pot, add 1 cup of coconut milk and bring the curry to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down, cover the pot, and simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, until the sauce is thickened.
  • Season to taste with salt and sugar, if necessary.
  • Stir in 3 finely sliced kaffir lime leaves, and set aside to cool.
  • Add in beef cubes and simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour or until tender.
    To make a vegetarian version, substitute the beef with firm tofu

Plate and serve!

Red Curry Beef served in a claypot and garnished with chili

Spoon some red curry sauce over white rice. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

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