Spicy Aromatic Slow Cooker Beef Madras with Wholegrain Basmati Rice


Did you know Basmati Rice can only be grown & harvested in one place on Earth? At the foothills of the Himalayas so it has a specialness, a distinctive magical aroma & fluffy texture you don’t get with ordinary wholegrain rice, the name itself means full of aroma so it is worth trying it if you’re not a fan of the usual brown wholegrain rices. I find cooking this in the slow cooker makes the beef beautifully ‘fall off the fork’ tender & allows the flavours & spices to marry over a long period of time to give a truly flavourful dish. This is totally free on F&H & just 10pps! Serves 4. 

400g Pack of Diced Steak Pieces 

1 White Onion Sliced 

1 Red Pepper Diced into large pieces 

1 Yellow Pepper Diced into large pieces 

1 Can Plum Tomatoes Loosely Chopped (you can chop them in the can before adding) 

¼ Fill Empty can from tomatoes with water & add 

½ Beef Stock Cube 

2 Tsps Tomato Puree 

1 Thumb Sized Piece of Fresh Ginger Grated 

1 Tsp Ground Coriander 

½ Tsp Ground Cumin 

1 Clove Garlic Crushed 

1 Tsp Chilli Flakes 

1 Tbsp Garam Masala 

1 Tsp Tumeric 

1 Tbsp Madras Curry Powder 


Fresh Coriander 

To Serve: 

Wholegrain Basmati Rice (150g cooked portion per person)


Put Everything except the fresh coriander into your slow cooker, give it a stir & turn it on low for about 9 hours stirring every so often if you think of it. This shouldn’t make a watery sauce but slow cookers, I know, can be tricky to get a nice thick sauce, here’s what to do to make sure; Check the curry a couple of hours before it’s done, if it’s still too watery turn your slow cooker to high & leave the lid off for the remaining time. If it’s still too watery 20 minutes from complete cooking time add 1tsp of cornflour to a small amount of water in a glass & mix well, stir this through & allow to cook for the remaining 20 minutes. Cook your rice according to the packet instructions don’t forget to add a bit of salt to the cooking water (quick tip: never add salt until your water is already boiling, this goes for pasta too as it slows the water down from boiling & it will take longer) Stir through your fresh coriander just before serving. Serve with the rice & enjoy! 


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