SW recipe: Rich beef and pumpkin curry

Serves 4
Ready in 1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients:


Low-calorie cooking spray
600g stewing steak, all visible fat removed, cut into chunks
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped, plus extra to garnish (optional)
2 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
4 tsp medium curry powder
800ml hot beef stock
6 tbsp tomato purée
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
600g pumpkin flesh, cut into chunks
Juice of ½ lime
350g dried basmati rice, rinsed and drained
200g baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped

Method:


Place a large, heavy-based pan sprayed with low-calorie cooking spray over a high heat. Season the beef and fry it in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned all over. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon and set aside. Spray the pan with more low-calorie cooking spray and reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and stir-fry for 6-8 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add the garlic, chillies and ginger and cook for a further minute. Add the curry powder and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

Return the beef to the pan with the stock, tomato purée, cinnamon stick and star anise. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 35 minutes, or until the beef is tender. Season, add the pumpkin and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, or until tender.

Stir in the lime juice and remove the cinnamon stick and star anise. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the packet instructions, adding the spinach for the last 2-3 minutes, then drain. Garnish the curry with a little extra chopped chilli if you like and serve with the spinach rice alongside.

 

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