This is a recipe dictated to me after much pestering from my best friend Shelly from Bangladesh who never writes anything down. The unique thing about THIS curry is that one day she accidentally used corned beef and it was FANTASTIC (you may use brisket beef or lamb instead), so I have adapted it to the recipe. Trust me, when you eat this beef curry you will never want to try another, it's THAT good!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a pot, bring the basmati rice and 3 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

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  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Brown the corned beef in the saucepan, and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Season with ginger, turmeric, coriander, salt, chili powder, cinnamon, and cardamom.

  • Place the bay leaves in the saucepan, and pour in 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Mix in the potatoes, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir occasionally, and add more water as needed to keep the ingredients moist.

  • Cover the saucepan, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Serve the beef and potato mixture over the basmati rice.

Nutrition Facts

541.6 calories; 15.7 g protein; 68.8 g carbohydrates; 48.5 mg cholesterol; 1355.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
You must either WASH the corned beef and rinse, rinse, rinse, or use brisket!! The original used brisket, but i personally preferred the mistake so that's what i wrote. If you choose to use the corned beef, cut out the salt from the recipe.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2004
I'm sorry to rate the recipe so poorly but as written it is WAY too salty. I followed the recipe to the letter....with the exception of only putting in 1/2 as much salt....and it was still not edible. Corned beef is very salty on it's own. I am assuming that the recipe is based on non-corned beef and wasn't adjusted. TO ANYONE MAKING THIS DISH.....taste first at the end of cooking before adding ANY salt. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
You must either WASH the corned beef and rinse, rinse, rinse, or use brisket!! The original used brisket, but i personally preferred the mistake so that's what i wrote. If you choose to use the corned beef, cut out the salt from the recipe.. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2004
I'm sorry to rate the recipe so poorly but as written it is WAY too salty. I followed the recipe to the letter....with the exception of only putting in 1/2 as much salt....and it was still not edible. Corned beef is very salty on it's own. I am assuming that the recipe is based on non-corned beef and wasn't adjusted. TO ANYONE MAKING THIS DISH.....taste first at the end of cooking before adding ANY salt. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
You must either WASH the corned beef and rinse, rinse, rinse, or use brisket!! The original used brisket, but i personally preferred the mistake so that's what i wrote. If you choose to use the corned beef, cut out the salt from the recipe.. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2006
Cut the salt down by half (at least!!!) and this is the perfect curry recipe for non-corned beef. I used round steak. It's probably great with chicken or just veggies too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2010
Very good dish. I didn't have coriander and I only put in 1\4th the salt. I added more vegies too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2008
I liked it. My boyfriend so-so. It is really a stew with curry flavour- nice comfort food. We added lots of veggies: eggplant mushrooms zuchini cauliflower and lots of garlic. Added curry powder as we did not have cardomon. Taste better warmed up the following day Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2018
The husband made this so I'm not sure if it's the recipe or he's just terrible at cooking. The corned beef was underdone and tough (it should be boiled / simmer 40 minutes per pound by itself before adding other ingredients). There was a spice that was too overpowering and grainy on the tongue (turmeric maybe?). Lastly corned beef is already densely salted so it doesn't need more salt added. This recipe adds two teaspoons! So the meal was grainy with crunchy meat and salty enough to taste like the ocean. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2020
I found this recipe delicious! It was a tad salty but not crazy. Read More