More Great Recipes: Beef | Main Dish | Refrigerator | Stove

Sri Lankan Beef Curry

User Avatar
Member since 2006

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time


1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground fennel
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 pounds boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
Cooking spray
3 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 red jalapeño peppers, minced
3 cups light coconut milk
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 (1 x 3-inch) lemon rind strips
6 cups hot cooked basmati rice

Cook coriander, cumin, fennel, and turmeric in a small saucepan over medium-low heat 7 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally.

Combine toasted spices, black pepper, salt, and beef in a large bowl.

Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

Coat pan with cooking spray.

Add onion, ginger, garlic, and jalapeños; sauté 3 minutes or until onions are tender.

Remove onion mixture from pan.

Recoat the pan with cooking spray.

Add half of beef; cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides.

Remove beef from pan.

Repeat procedure with remaining beef.

Return onion mixture and beef to pan; stir in milk, vinegar, and rind, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

Bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours or until beef is very tender.

Discard rind.

Serve over rice.

Pairs Well With


Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter