Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy as any main meal of the day!

Spiced Beef with Tropical Fruits

30 mins
1hr 30 mins to 2 hrs
A little time and effort

Exotic spices with tropical fruity sweetness.

icon ingredients


  • 900g rump steak, cut in large cubes
  • 30g butter
  • 2 onions,sliced
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger,chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 8 dried chillies
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 30g creamed coconut
  • 30g sweet tamarind
  • 5 tablespoons boiling water
  • 300ml beef stock
  • 1 custard apple
  • 2 small unripe bananas
  • 1 paw paw

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  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Brown the steak in a little oil in a *flameproof casserole. Set meat aside.
  • Add butter to pan and add onions to soften. Put garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, chillies, coriander seeds and 2 tablespoons stock in a blender and whizz to a paste.
  • When onions are cooked add the paste and cook a few minutes then add turmeric, garam masala and creamed coconut and cook another minute.
  • Put the tamarind into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Stir well and strain the liquid into the casserole.
  • Add the remaining stock and the browned meat.
  • Cover and cook in pre-heated oven for 1 and a half - 2 hours.
  • When cooked add custard apple chunks, paw paw cubes and sliced banana and return to heat until fruit is hot.
  • Serve with sprigs of fresh coriander.


*If you don't have  flameproof casserole pot - then fry conventionally and transfer to a oven proof casserole dish.