Today, I craved for beef and potato curry to go with rice. The description will make you mouth-watering and will cook it. Traditionally beef is the choice since beef withstands the prolonged cooking time and relatively cheap cuts are used. What is beef and potato curry? Which part best to use? Many use chuck, gravy, flank skirt or short rib. It’s your choice.
Beef and potato curry is a spicy and fragrant beef dish that is slow-cooked “kind like stew type” over a long period of time. The resulting dish will be a deep red colour with oil and thick coconut, hence the beef will still be succulent and tender. Potato are soft and as vegetable to compliment it.
Today, I cheat using readymade packet A1 action one curry paste. The laziness quick method. The colour is not deep red colour as the previous beef and potato I have made. The colour is deep dark orangy, taste great, not as spicy that I would love it to be. Let’s cook!!!
980 g skirt cut into bite size
5-7 small potatoes, peel and cut to bite size, add enough water
3 curry leaves
1 packet A1 Action one curry paste
2- 2 1/2 c water
400 ml coconut cream milk
80 g coconut milk (OPT)
salt to taste
Place potatoes in a microwave safe bowl with enough water. Microwave for 25-30 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside until later. Heat 2 Tbs oil in Bessemer pot, add curry leaves cook for 2 minutes, then add A1 Action one curry paste and stir-fry until aromatic.
Add beef searing for 4 minutes. Add enough water to cover beef and simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently until the meat is almost cooked. Lower the heat to low, cover the lid, and simmer for 1 hours or until the meat is tender and the gravy has reduced a bit.
Add in coconut cream, coconut milk and salt to taste. Continued to simmer with lid for another 20 minutes until beef is tender. Next add potatoes cook until softened for about 10-15 minutes more. Switch off hob and let it sit for about 15 minutes to absorbs the flavour. Serve beef and potato curry with rice, vegetables on the side and with a glass of red wine. Enjoy!!!!!
Notes: I on the other hand prefer to have some gravy. So, I add a bit more water and coconut milk. You don’t have to. Hence overnight I can have curry with roti canai or bread.
For my original beef and potato curry: https://helenscchin.com/2021/03/03/beef-and-potato-curry/