Beef Sukka

A dry curry.

I used an electric wok for this as it is a good size and has better thermostat control than my stovetop.

This recipe is for a crowd or for freezing. It can be reduced proportionally.

  • 1.5  to 2 kg lean stewing steak cut into bite size chunks
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • Chilli to your taste.  I used two Tblsp dried chilli. This is a medium hot curry to my taste.
  • 6 or 8 cloves
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • 1 Tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • A few star anise pods
  • A few cardamom pods
  • A few splashes of oil
  • 4 onions
  • Lots of garlic
  •  A cup of coconut cream
  • 1 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • Oil for frying
  1. Put aside the mustard seeds, anise, cardamom, whole cumin seeds and Garam
  2. Mix the remaining spices, salt, sugar, tomato paste, oil and vinegar in with the meat and leave to marinate for half a day or more
  3. Chop the onions and garlic and blend to a smooth paste with the coconut cream
  4. Crack the anise and cardamom pods and fry in oil until fragrant,
  5. Add the mustard seeds and fry until they pop
  6. Add the cumin, then the blended onion mixture and meat
  7. Fry, stirring, until it begins to brown
  8. Turn the heat down very low and simmer covered for two or three hours or more, stirring periodically to ensure it does not burn.
  9. The sauce will thicken and coat the meat.
  10. When all liquid is gone and oil is returning, the meat will darken.
  11. Stir in the garam masala and cook a few minutes more before serving.

Serve with pea rice (When the rice is almost cooked, stir in frozen peas and let them heat through) – and chutney and chapatis.

This curry keeps well and improves with age. It can be frozen. This recipe serves 8 to 10.

Beef Dukka

Beef Sukka


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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