To season this distinctive curry, pass up ready-made curry powder and mix your own blend according to this recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
9 hrs
total:
9 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beef and flour in a large, resealable plastic bag. Shake to coat beef with flour. In a small bowl, mix tomato paste and water.

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  • In a large slow cooker, combine onions, ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick, turmeric, and paprika. Place beef on onions, and sprinkle with cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Pour tomato paste mixture over meat. Cover, and cook on LOW setting until beef is very tender, about 8 to 9 hours.

  • When ready to serve, season to taste with salt, and stir in cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 52.6mg; sodium 226.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
This was wonderful! Note that it took about 30 minutes to prepare. I added 2 large peeled and sliced russet potatoes. I used 1/2 of a large onion cut in 'rings ' instead of chopping the onions and a smaller cut of meat; I cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/8 tsp. to make it less spicy. I would recommend mixing the spices with the tomato mixture; otherwise they 'bake' on the top and don't get mixed in. I added 1/2 tsp. salt before cooking then another 1/2 tsp. after. Will definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/30/2005
I came home expecting my house to smell wonderful with this combination of spices but instead of a wonderful smell I was greeted by this pungent stench. Even though the smell was unappetizing I decided to taste it anyway hoping that it tasted better than it smelled (like corned beef and cabbage tastes better than it smells) but unfortuantely for me it tasted exactly like it smelled. I wasted money on this recipe because I had to throw it away since no one in my house would touch it. It even took me three days to get rid of the smell from the house. I am a lover of curry but this recipe is definitely not for me. It should not even get a 1 star but that was as low as I could rate it. Read More
(14)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
This was wonderful! Note that it took about 30 minutes to prepare. I added 2 large peeled and sliced russet potatoes. I used 1/2 of a large onion cut in 'rings ' instead of chopping the onions and a smaller cut of meat; I cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/8 tsp. to make it less spicy. I would recommend mixing the spices with the tomato mixture; otherwise they 'bake' on the top and don't get mixed in. I added 1/2 tsp. salt before cooking then another 1/2 tsp. after. Will definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(22)
Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2005
I came home expecting my house to smell wonderful with this combination of spices but instead of a wonderful smell I was greeted by this pungent stench. Even though the smell was unappetizing I decided to taste it anyway hoping that it tasted better than it smelled (like corned beef and cabbage tastes better than it smells) but unfortuantely for me it tasted exactly like it smelled. I wasted money on this recipe because I had to throw it away since no one in my house would touch it. It even took me three days to get rid of the smell from the house. I am a lover of curry but this recipe is definitely not for me. It should not even get a 1 star but that was as low as I could rate it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2003
This is a good recipe! I did not have any tomato paste so I left that out and put 2 cans of whole tomatoes and it came out great. At first I thought it was "too gingery" but the flavor really grew on me! Leftovers the next day were even better!! Will make again. Thanks for sharing... Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
I was surprised to find such mixed reviews on this recipe. I threw this surprisingly simple recipe together last Sunday and let it simmer all day - what a delicious treat in the evening! NO bitter aftertaste was present for us. I followed the recipe pretty closely though I didn't layer quite as suggested rather I stirred all spice ingredients into tomato paste mixture then mixed it up with the beef & onion - I didn't have ground coriander...also as with almost everything we make I squeazed lime juice over it before cooking and added more/tweaked the spices as the day wore on. This was a very underrated dish in my opinion which yielded beautiful results for my family. Thanks ChezDeb!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/28/2006
This did not turn out well for me. The meat did not have flavor and spices were very bitter. Made it to the letter will not try again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/23/2008
i tried this recipe today and was hoping that it turn out well since it smelled okay. My friend and I took one bite out it and didn't like it. It had a bitter after taste that I tried to drown out with strawberry daiquiri. I don't recommend this recipe to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2003
This recipe is simple to make and is fabulous. The spices are a unique blend and it makes the whole house smell wonderful as it cooks the entire day. I couldn't wait to try it. Everyone in my family loved it. I will definitely put this in my "make often" category. Thanks for the recipe Chezdeb! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
We thought this was okay but not great. I suggest cutting back or eliminating the cinnamon and nutmeg. Maybe add real mustard seeds and cumin seeds? Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
10/06/2005
for some reason this came out tasting very bitter. the beef got stuck to the sides of my slow cooker and though the spices were very fragrant it didn't have much of a taste. Read More
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