Sweet beef curry with apple and sultanas

With the addition of apple and sultanas, this sweet beef dish is the perfect recipe to get the kids enjoying curries.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Sweet beef curry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500 gram blade steak, trimmed, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder or paste
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 chat potatoes, quartered
  • 1 apple, cored, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 2 cup stock or water
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • chopped parsley, to serve
  • pappadums, to serve


Sweet beef curry
  • 1
    In a large saucepan, heat oil on high. Brown meat, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Using same pan, reduce heat to medium and saute onion and garlic 2-3 minutes, until onion is tender. Stir in curry paste and cook 1 minute.
  • 2
    Add vegetables and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring. Return meat to pan with apple and sultanas.
  • 3
    Stir in stock, vinegar and sugar. Season to taste. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 hour, until meat is tender.
  • 4
    Gradually add cornflour mixture. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Simmer 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with pappadums.


Substitute beef for lamb leg or mince, celery with frozen peas or green beans (add at the end of cooking time).

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