Hairy Bikers' Mama's curry

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The Hairy Bikers' Mama's curry
The Hairy Bikers' Mama's curry
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Learn how to make curry the old fashion way with this easy recipe from The Hairy Bikers. Simply brown the meat, add the ingredients and let it simmer for a perfect family curry


  • 120ml ghee or vegetable oil
  • 400g braising steak, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • tsp ground ginger
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods (optional)
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200g canned tomatoes
  • 125ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of sugar

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can cook the curry in the oven. Pile it into an ovenproof dish and cook in a preheated oven at 190C/Gas 5 for at least 2 hours.


  1. Heat a frying pan and add the ghee or oil. Brown the meat until sealed on all sides, then take it out of the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and fry until soft but not browned. Add all the spices and fry for 1 minute, no longer.
  3. Put the beef back in the pan with the tomatoes and bring to the boil. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the yoghurt and vinegar, then season with the salt and sugar. Place back on the heat, bring back to the boil and simmer for at least 1 hours until the meat is tender.
Recipe taken from The Hairy Bikers' Best-Loved Recipes - Mum's still know best! (Orion books, 20)

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Robert Phenix

Good recipe but a little twist add some mango chutney, stock and a spoonful of peanut butter.

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