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Sadia Hussain

Oct 28, 2019

Beef Fillet Curry Recipe

If you are like my boys and love meaty, spicy dishes then you are going to love this curry.

Indian and Pakistani cuisines can both take ownership for this special dish that is made with thin fillets of beef in a thick sauce.

It's not difficult to make as long as you have good quality meat and freshly roasted and ground almonds and spices. Please, always roast and grind nuts and spices rather than using  store bought.

This is a thick curry so I serve it with parathas or naan but if you have daal as a side dish it's delicious with rice too. Please give it a try and give me your feedback!

Beef Fillet Curry Recipe

Sadia Hussain




1 Hour


  • 2 kg/4lbs thin beef fillets

  • 2 large onion, thinly sliced and fried golden brown 

  • 2 tablespoons full fat yogurt

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic paste

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder or to taste

  • Cooking oil or ghee

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/4 cup almonds, peeled and ground to a powder

  • A handful of fresh coriander, chopped

  • 3-4 fresh green chilies


  1. In a blender, grind onions, yogurt, garlic paste, ginger paste, salt and red chili powder.

  2. In a bowl mix paste and beef fillets.

  3. In a big pan, heat oil or ghee, add beef and fry on high heat for 10 minutes.

  4. Add water, cover and cook on low heat until beef is tender.

  5. Add garam masala and almond powder. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  6. Add coriander and green chilies.

  7. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Tips and Bits

Fry a big batch of onions and freeze in freezer bags. Take out as needed.

Buy peeled, whole or sliced almonds and grind to a fine powder.

Always roast and grind whole masalas for garam masala powder. I use cinnamon stick, whole black peppercorns, cloves, cumin seeds, small cardamom seeds, bay leaves and nutmeg.

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