This is a lovely curry to have on a cold winters day, you can cook it on the stove top, but I find that putting it in a slow cooker, makes the meat really tender and is perfect to come home to at the end of the day.  Traditionally at home we use tomatoes and red chilli powder and a range of spices as the base of our cooking, this is no different. 
This is similar to a "beef madras", with a couple of slightly different ingredients that gives it a slightly milder taste.
Also I have used ready crushed paste of garlic and ginger, for ease of recipe and powdered spices, as the whole idea of my blog is quick. simple and authentic meals.

500gDiced Beef (Can be bone in)
2-3 medium potatoes peeled and quartered
1 Sliced onion
2-3 tomatoes, roughly chopped
4-5 TblVegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp Ginger & garlic paste
1 Tbl Tomato paste
1 Tsp Cumin powder
11/2 Tsp Coriander powder
1/2 Tsp Tumeric
1 tsp Garam masala
1Tsp Chilli powder
1Tsp Paprika
2cm cinnamon stick
1Tsp salt
Pepper to taste

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onions until a golden brown.
2. Add the ginger & garlic and salt and turmeric, cook for 5 min, then add the choppedtomatoes, tomato paste and all the spices, cookfor a further 8-10 minon low until the tomato mixture separates from the oil ( this process is important to give it real depth of flavour) add the beef, stirring to coat.
3. At this point, pour the curry into a slow cooker, add the potatoes and 600mls of water
4. Cook on a low setting for4-5 hours. If you are cooking it on the stove top, after adding the water, bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and cook for about 11/2 hours or until the meat is tender.

Serve with a plain or vegetable pilau rice.


Till next time, Ashia.