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June 30, 2010

Beef curry – my mom’s version

Filed under: Food,Philippines,Recipe — Alex @ 4:32 am

When we hear the word curry, we tend to associate the word curry with Indian. I think I read it somewhere before that curry is actually invented by the English. The real Indian dish was too spicy for the British when they were in India. So the British decided to make something slightly mild and named it Curry. Don’t quote me on this but I think I really did read it somewhere.

So my next dish is Beef Curry and I call it my mom’s version rather than calling it Indian Beef Curry. First of all, cow is a sacred animal to the Indian and no way you will find Indian Beef Curry dish. Here’s my mom’s version of beef curry.


  • half kilo of beef
  • 2 potato
  • some long bean
  • Baba’s curry meat powder ( 2-3 spoonful )
  • 6 cloves garlic grind to paste
  • 2 onion grind to paste
  • 2 star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • one cinnamon stick
  • one packet coconut milk
  • salt


  • heat up 6 spoonful of oil
  • add in star anise, cinnamon and cloves
  • add in grind garlic and onion
  • add in beef and mixed well
  • add in potatoes
  • add in curry powder and continue to stir fry and mixed well
  • when is fragrant, add in water and cook in low heat to soften beef
  • add in coconut milk
  • add in long beans and cook till beef is really soft and oil emerge on top
  • serve it with hot rice

Beef Curry with Papadam

I fried some papadam to go with the beef curry and rice. Papadam is some sort of spiced Indian chips. Is really tasty and normally in Singapore, any Indian rice dish they would give you papadam for free. You can top it up as many times as you can for free.

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