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Beef korma with a parsley and walnut garnish, white rice on the side

Beef Korma

A twist on a classic korma curry, using beef and walnuts.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Indian, Mughlai
Servings 5 people
Calories 918 kcal


  • 1 large pot
  • 1 skillet


Meat Marinade

  • 1 lb sirloin steak
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp curry powder

Blend The Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 jalapenos
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves

The Spices

  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper

The Rest

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups rice (optional)


Meat Marinade

  • Start by chopping up the steak into 1 inch chunks. Put in a container. Add spices and yogurt. Combine thoroughly. Put it in the fridge. Let it set for at least an hour.

Blend The Sauce

  • Cut the veggies into quarters so they fit nicely in the blender. Pour olive oil in first. Then yogurt, then the veggies on top. Pulse into a liquid. If the blender is having trouble starting, add some water or milk.
  • Add a little olive oil to the bottom of a large pot and heat on medium. Add your paste, add the spices, stir, and cook for 6 minutes.
  • While cooking the paste, go ahead and start the steak. Add a little olive oil to the skillet and heat up on medium. Add the steak to the skillet. Sear the steak on every side, about 6 minutes. Take off heat.

The Rest

  • Add the yogurt, heavy whipping cream, brown sugar and tomatoes to the paste. Turn heat to medium-low. Stir thoroughly. Cook until tomatoes have wilted, about 10 minutes. Taste and make any desired changes, more salt, sugar, etc.
  • Add steak into curry, cook for another 3 minutes to combine flavors. Serve in bowls with a hearty scoop of rice on the side. Garnish with chopped pecan on top.


Calories: 918kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 31gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 586mgPotassium: 811mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1918IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 3mg
Keyword beef, curry, indian, indian food, korma, north indian
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