Malaysian-style Beef Curry

Ingredients

600 g beef
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
300 g potatoes
5 tbsp meat curry powder
6 shallots
4 cloves garlic
3 cm piece ginger
4 cups coconut milk — extracted from 1/4 coconut
3 cm piece cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 star anise
25 g grated coconut — fried until golden and pounded
salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash the meat well and cut into bite-size pieces and drain.
  2. Blend the curry powder with 1 cup water.
  3. Pound the shallots, garlic and ginger.
  4. Heat oil and fry the pounded ingredients until fragrant. Add in the curry powder and fry further until fragrant.
  5. Add the beef with a little bit of water.
  6. Add the pounded fried coconut, star anise, cloves and cinnamon stick.
  7. Stir slowly and add the coconut milk, potatoes and salt.
  8. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked.
  9. Serve hot with cooked rice.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Source: Malaysian Cuisine


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