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Nothing makes me feel all warm and cozy inside like a good curry does. It is so comforting and even has sort of a soothing effect. Probably all those warm spices. This dish has all the familiarity of a great curry, but with a fresh twist. I find that meat tends to be the star of the show in a lot of meals, but the beef really takes a backseat to this outstanding potato curry. The potato curry is so good I could eat it by the bucketful.


Recipe from Rachael Ray
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Serves 4-6


Beef:
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp grill seasoning
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 lb sirloin steak


Curry Potato Salad:
4 large potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chicken or beef broth
One can chickpeas (15 1/2 ounces), drained
2 tbsp curry paste (hot or mild)
1/4 cup mango chutney
1 cup frozen peas
4 green onions, chopped

Mix together all the spices for the beef and sprinkle over the steak liberally. Let sit on the counter at room temperature for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, put on a pot of water to boil for the potatoes. Add the diced potatoes (I don't bother to peel them, but feel free) and some salt. Let boil for about 12 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, preheat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add a couple tablespoons of oil to the pan and add the diced onion, pepper, and garlic. Let saute for about 5-6 minutes.

By now the meat has probably sat long enough, so heat a grill pan or frying pan over medium-high heat and drizzle with oil. When the pan is hot add the beef and cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium rare and about 7-8 minutes per side for well done. When the beef is done it should rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes before you slice into it.

When the onions and peppers have sauteed, add the chickpeas, broth and curry paste. Stir well to combine and add salt at this point. Let it cook down for about 5 minutes, then stir in the chutney until it dissolves. Then add the peas and potatoes.

You should be able to slice the beef thinly across the grain now. Dish up the warm curry potato salad onto each place and place slices of steak on top. Garnish with green onions.

Click here for printable version of Indian Spiced Beef with Warm Curry Potato Salad V1

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THE RESULTS?
So wonderful. The potato curry has a sweet element to it because of the mango chutney which I loved. The slices of beef are a great compliment when they are eaten with the curry, but I don't think they were stellar enough to stand on their own. Seriously...the curried potatoes are soooo good. I will definitely make this again. You could swap out the beef and use chicken instead, or even scrap the meat all together and just eat the potato curry on its own. It's very filling because of the chickpeas and is also very frugal. Delicious!


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12 Responses
  1. Kathy Says:

    I'm definitely going to try this! Do you mind if I post a link to your blog when I do? (http://kitchenkathy.blogspot.com)


  2. No not at all...it's too good not to be shared :)


  3. Anonymous Says:

    Kin!
    Adam says we have to make this one! He thinks it looks SOO good :)


  4. Kathy Says:

    I made it this afternoon, without the steak (I'll make that on Sunday for leftovers.) You're right, it's delicious!


  5. Kelly Says:

    Oh My Goodness!! Seriously looks AMAZING!!
    Does your husband even realize how lucky he is?
    I will make this.
    Tonight.
    Oh wait, I have no mango chutney. CRAP!!


  6. Bree - Yes you do. Adam is right.

    Kathy - I'm glad you tried it and liked it. Oooh and I noticed in your review of the recipe that I didn't mention the onion. Thanks for catching that, I'll be sure to change it.

    Kelly - The mango chutney is a must. I've never had a curry with it added before but I liked the play of sweet vs. warm and spicy. Haha, and thanks for the nice compliments...the great thing is my husband tells me every meal how much he appreciates my cooking. Thus the reason I go out of my way to prepare awesome new food :)


  7. Kelly Says:

    I found mango chutney in our grocery store. They had 3 varieties. But all 3 had sugar as the first ingredient. Does your too? It would be nice to have one that was actually more fruit than sugar.
    Also, I was wondering, what kind of camera do you use to take your amazing food pictures?


  8. Hey Kelly, I shop at Superstore and my choices were between Patak's which had sugar as the first ingredient or one with a green label (sorry I'm not sure what it is since I don't currently have a jar in my fridge.) That one has mangos as the first ingredient. I love it's flavor and use it to dip my Aloo Pakoras in. I ran out of that chutney when making this curry and used a mango chutney my dad had brought me. It's called Premala's Spicy Sensations and is from a company in Saskatoon. That one also had mangos as the first ingredient.

    Thanks for the compliments on my photography. I use a Canon Rebel XT. I got it a year ago and I'm still learning the ropes.


  9. Kelly Says:

    I just got a rebel XSI & am learning the ropes too. I hope my food pictures will improve once I learn a few tricks.
    I'll keep my eyes out for a mango chutney with mangos instead of sugar. So important to read labels.
    Thanks for all the tips.


  10. Deborah Says:

    This has my mouth watering, and it's not even lunch time yet!! Thanks for participating in Saturdays with Rachael Ray!


  11. Thanks Deborah! You are going to love this month of cooking Indian food. It is DEF'S one of my favorite cuisines ever.


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