Crock-Pot® Slow Cooked Indian Beef Korma
4-5 hours HIGH / 7-8 hours LOW
2 tablespoons curry powder
1.2-1.3kg stewing beef, cut diagonally into chunks or slices
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 large red pepper, cut into chunks (optional)
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, grated or finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon plain flour
3 tablespoons tomato puree
1 x 400g tin of coconut milk
salt & pepper
To finish, fresh coriander or flat leaf parsley
1. Mix the beef and curry powder together in a suitable bowl, set aside whilst you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. Heat a suitable sized frying pan or Crock-Pot® Saute pot (if you own a Crock-Pot Saute slow cooker) over a medium heat, adding in 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Saute the beef in batches until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and place into the base of your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker pot or 2 bowls if using your Crock-Pot® Saute Slow Cooker pot.
3. Heat the further 1 tbsp vegetable oil and saute the onion and pepper over a low heat until softened and golden, add in the ginger, garlic and chilli and stir well cooking for a further minute. Sprinkle over the coriander and turmeric cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the flour and mix together well. Stir in the puree and coconut milk.
4. Combine together the mixture and the beef in your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker pot.
5. Cover with a lid and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
6. Adjust the seasoning and garnish with some coarsely chopped coriander or parsley.
7. Delicious accompanied with some steamed rice, poppadoms and mango chutney.
With their delicious combinations of succulent meats, tender vegetables, and tantalising herbs and spices, it’s not surprising that Indian dishes are amongst the nation’s favourites. And this Slow Cooked Indian Beef Korma proves that you can cook up delicious Indian cuisine with minimal hassle, from the comfort of your own home.
Rich, creamy, and full of flavour, this delicately spiced Korma is perfect for those who don’t like their curries too spicy. Of course, if you want to spice things up a bit, you can always add an extra dose of red chilli!
Bringing together a host of store cupboard staples, as well as herbs and spices that are commonly found in most kitchens, this recipe is affordable, hassle-free, and requires minimal preparation. And, left to slow cook for 7-8 hours, the stewing beef will be tender, almost melt-in-the-mouth by the time you come to serve your dish – a truly delicious take on this Indian classic that’s sure to be a hit with all the family.
For an authentic Indian feel, serve up your Korma with steamed rice, poppadoms, and naan breads, as well as a healthy dollop of mango chutney!