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Beef masala with turmeric rice

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
5 min
1 hr 15 min
Whether you’re looking for a fakeaway to enjoy on the sofa with a boxset, or a recipe that’s easy to bulk up to feed a crowd on a wintery night, this amazing beef curry is a real winner.


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Beef Braising Steak, Lean, raw

650 g, cut into chunks

Red onion

1 medium, finely sliced


1 clove(s), finely sliced

Garam Masala

1 tablespoon(s), level


1 teaspoon(s)

Ground Cumin

1 teaspoon(s), level

Coriander, Dried

½ teaspoon(s), level, ground

Chilli flakes

½ teaspoon(s), level

Tinned Tomatoes

2 can(s), large, chopped

Coriander, fresh

2 tablespoon(s), chopped

Brown Rice, dry

240 g


2 teaspoon(s)


  1. Mist a large casserole dish with cooking spray and heat over a medium temperature. Add the steak and fry until the pieces are browned all over, then put to one side – you’ll need to do this in batches to ensure the meat has plenty of space in the pan.
  2. Add the onion to the dish and fry for 4-5 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and spices, then cook for 1 minute. Return the meat to the dish. Stir in the tomatoes, then fill one tin with water and add this too. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Partially cover and leave for 1 hour, or until the sauce has reduced and the meat is tender. Season, then stir through most of the coriander
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the rice and turmeric, then cook for 25-30 minutes, or until tender. Drain well. Serve with the masala, garnished with the remaining coriander.


Garam masala is a blend of warming ground spices such as cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns; it’s just right for this curry.