Beef Masala with Ginger

Beef Masala with Ginger

How To Make Beef Masala Curry with Ginger

Although the origin of this beef masala curry dish is Portuguese, it has become a South Asian staple. Grab the spices, and experience the depth of flavors.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 3bay leaves
  • 1cinnamon stick(1-inch) piece
  • 5cardamom pods
  • 4wholecloves
  • 2tspfennel seeds
  • 10wholeblack peppercorns
  • 2lbsbeef tenderloincubed
  • 3cupschopped oniondivided
  • 5green chile peppershalved lengthwise
  • piecefresh ginger rootgrated
  • 6clovesgarlicminced
  • ½tspground turmeric
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½cupcoconut oil
  • ¼tspwhole mustard seeds
  • 4curry leavesfresh
  • 2 ½tsplemon juice
  • 1tspground black pepper


  1. To make the masala powder, grind the bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, and peppercorns in a spice grinder until the mixture is a fine powder.

  2. Place the beef cubes, masala powder, 2 cups chopped onion, green chiles, grated fresh ginger, garlic, and turmeric in a large, heavy pot.

  3. Add water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes until beef is cooked through. Add salt.

  4. Stir and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is almost dry, but do not allow it to burn. Set aside.

  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds and cook until they begin to pop.

  6. Immediately add the remaining 1 cup of chopped onion and stir over medium heat until onions soften and begin to brown for about 10 to 12 minutes.

  7. Add curry leaves and cook until brown, about 3 minutes.

  8. Stir in the beef mixture, black pepper, and lemon juice. Cook until nicely browned and heated through, about 8 minutes.


  • Calories: 593.38kcal
  • Fat: 45.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.77g
  • Fiber: 3.13g
  • Sugar: 5.56g
  • Protein: 32.16g
  • Cholesterol: 128.52mg
  • Sodium: 472.13mg
  • Calcium: 91.98mg
  • Potassium: 763.30mg
  • Iron: 3.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 62.28mg
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