Healthy Beef Vindaloo Curry Recipe

healthy beef vindaloo

healthy beef vindaloo

In celebration of National Curry Week 2011 – October 9th to 15th – here is our Slimming World friendly Healthy Beef Vindaloo Recipe.

Contrary to popular belief, a Vindaloo curry does not necessarily have to be very hot. To be a Vindaloo the meat should be marinaded in the curry spices along with a little lemon juice and, most importantly,  some wine vinegar. This recipe along with plenty of boiled rice serves 4.

marinade the beef and spices

marinade the beef and spices

For the marinade:

  • 400g lean beef with visible fat removed and cut in to small bite sized pieces.
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of red or white wine vinegar.
  • Juice of half a lemon.
  • 1 teaspoon each of turmeric, cumin powder, garam masala, mustard seeds and coriander powder… or a tablespoon of curry powder if you do not have the individual spices.
  • One small onion sliced.
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves finely chopped.
  • 1 inch of root ginger grated or finely chopped.
  • 1, 2 or 3 chili peppers finely chopped, depending on how hot you like your curry!

In a mixing bowl: the marinade should be rubbed well in to the beef and the mixture refrigerated for a couple of hours to tenderise the meat.

To complete the dish:

  • 2 medium onions sliced.
  • 4 cardamon pods (optional).
  • 4 cloves (optional).
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (optional).
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Low calorie cooking oil spray.
  1. Spray a large frying pan or wok with plenty of the low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium to high heat.
  2. Add the onions, cardamons, cloves and cinnamon to the pan and cook for several minutes until the onion has browned a little.
  3. Add the meat and marinade to the pan and mix well in to the onions, cooking on a high heat for a couple of minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce the heat down to a slow simmer, and cook for about 30 minutes until all of the juices have come out of the meat and the liquid has thickened down to a rich  sauce.
  6. Serve with plenty of plain boiled rice… in this case we have added some very healthy Bombay potato and a little Patak’s brand naan bread.
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