Authentic Bangladeshi Beef Curry

Authentic Bangladeshi Beef Curry

Soups, Stews and Chili Stews Beef

This spicy beef curry is best served with plain basmati rice or eaten with naan or pita bread.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 320
Preparation time: 30m
Total cooking time: 2h 15m


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 green chile peppers, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 3 whole cardamom seeds
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 (2 inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces


  • 1   Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
  • 2   Stir in the garlic, green chiles, ginger paste, cardamom seeds, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Cook and stir until the garlic begins to brown, 3 to 5 more minutes.
  • 3   Mix cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and water into the onion mixture. Simmer until most of the water has evaporated and the mixture has thickened.
  • 4   Stir in beef chuck pieces until coated with spice mixture; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through and tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 23.1g 36%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 365mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 8.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 19.5g 39%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 576IU  
Vitamin C 94mg  
Calcium 44mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 30mg  
Folate 16mcg