Here’s my delicious heart warming spicy and tangy home made curry.  My Dads own freshly ground spice mix is my choice of mix in this curry.


I kilo Chuck steak cubed

2 finely sliced onions

3 cm knob of ginger diced

4 garlic gloves diced

2 x tlbs lemongrass shredded

2 x shredded kaffir lime leaves

*6 tlbs of SPICE MIX

11 cardamom pods

1 chilli

2 tlbs tamarind paste

1 tlbs palm sugar

Salt & pepper

800 g cubed sweet potato

2-3 mugs of water

Garnish with peanuts, coriander and shredded red capsicum

*Spice Mix

Cumin seed ground 3 x  Tlbs

Coriander seed ground 3 x  Tlbs

Smoked Paprika 1 x Tlbs

Turmeric 2 x Tlbs

Aniseed ground 1 x Tsp

Cinnamon 1 x Tsp

Mixed Spice 1 x Tsp

Garam Masala 1 x  Tlbs


Gently fry off spice mix, cardamom pods, onion, ginger, garlic.

Add lemongrass, kaffir lime, cubed chuck steak, salt & pepper.  Cook till brown.

Add tamarind paste, palm sugar, and water.

Simmer 1 hour.

Add cubed sweet potato

Simmer a further hour until meat is tender.

Garnish with peanuts, coriander and shredded red capsiucum