Beef and Kumara Curry

If you are a lover of the flavour of curry, but can't cope with the heat, then this mild recipe is the one for you!

Beef and Kumara Curry

Fancy a mild curry with just a little bit of pep? Today’s Beef and Kumara Curry is super tasty but not too spicy for those who like the flavour of curry but not the heat.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons satay sauce
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 600g diced beef
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 kumara (sweet potato), cubed
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • Pappadums
  • Cooked rice


Brown the beef and set to one side. Heat oil in a pan and fry onion for two to three minutes.  Add curry paste and cumin, cook for one minute.  Stir in satay sauce, coconut milk, cinnamon, lime leaves, fish sauce and one cup of water. Add the beef. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes.  Add kumara and simmer for a further 10 minutes.

Serve on rice with pappadums, garnished with coriander and peanuts.


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    2nd Jun 2013
    a curry is not a curry until you have a good sweat. I always make a hot curry at the first sign of getting a cold. Within a couple of days it has almost disappeared. We were brought up as small children on curries, mild at first and then graduated to the hotter ones by age 12. YUM!!
    18th Oct 2017
    i like curry but seriously who has all these ingredients in their cupboard,there has to be a better way.suggestions please for an amatuer cook.
    Polly Esther
    18th Oct 2017
    order a take-away from your local Indians
    have a great day :-)))
    18th Oct 2017
    Talk about fusion! This very unusual curry combines Indian, Malay (the satay and peanuts!), and Thai ingredients. It could be either awful or (most likely) wonderful. I think I might risk it!

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