Spicy Thai Beef Curry

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 5mins
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based on 1 ratings

Coconut milk and beef never tasted so good together. Thai to enjoy it!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/spicy-thai-beef-curry

recipe updated May 13, 2020


  • Water icon
    2 cups (480ml)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (135g)
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    2 (24g)
  • Cilantro icon
    about ¼ cup (10g)
  • Cilantro icon
    about ¼ cup (7g)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Cardamom pods icon
    Cardamom pods
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Star anise pod icon
    Star anise pod
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Dried chilies icon
    Dried chilies
  • Fresh garlic icon
    Fresh garlic
  • Ginger icon
    1 wedge
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Leg of beef icon
    Leg of beef
    1300g (about 15¼)
  • Coconut cream icon
    Coconut cream
    520g (520g)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    42ml (2¾ tbsp)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    50g (about 4 tbsp)
  • Peanuts icon
    55g (about ¼ cup)
  • Coconut cream icon
    Coconut cream
    as needed
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat a clean frying pan
  2. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom pods and star anise pod to the frying pan
  3. Roast in frying pan until fragrant - medium-high heat
  4. Cool slightly
  5. Transfer content of frying pan to TM5 bowl
  6. Add sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  7. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  8. Chop - approx 20 sec, speed 10
  9. Add dried chilies and water to a clean small bowl
  10. Soak - approx 10 min
  11. Add red onion, fresh garlic, ginger, lemongrass stalk and water to the TM5 bowl
  12. Transfer content of small bowl to TM5 bowl
  13. Add cilantro to the TM5 bowl
  14. Chop - approx 6 sec, speed 6
  15. Sauté - approx 10 min, varoma, speed 2
  16. Blend - approx 30 sec, speed 6
  17. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  18. Add leg of beef, coconut cream, fish sauce, coconut sugar, peanuts and cilantro to the TM5 bowl
  19. Cook - approx 45 min, 100°C, speed 1
  20. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to 6 large serving bowls
  21. Drizzle with coconut cream and lime juice
  22. Garnish with peanuts
  23. Serve
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