The Best Beef Curry in Africa

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

90 minutes


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The Best Beef Curry in Africa

Welcome to the world of African cuisine where the flavors are bold, and the spices aromatic, and the dishes are nothing short of extraordinary.

Among the many culinary treasures, there is one dish that stands out as a true masterpiece: The Best Beef Curry in Africa. Bursting with rich flavors, tender meat, and a harmonious blend of spices,

This curry is a culinary journey that will transport your taste buds to the heart of the African continent.

Get ready to embark on a flavor-packed adventure as we dive into the world of The Best Beef Curry in Africa.


  • 500g stewing beef cut into cubes.
  • 1 large onion.
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic.
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger.
  • 1 large carrot.
  • 3 med to small potato's.
  • ½ can crushed tomato's or 2 medium fresh tomato's finely chopped.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • 10 curry leaves, hand crushed to release the aroma.
  • ½ tsp thyme (or one sprig fresh thyme).
  • 3 tsp medium curry powder mixed into ½ a cup of water.
  • 1 x 450g curried beans 
  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce.
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce.
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar.
  • 1 heaped tsp fruit chutney.
  • 3 Tbsp sunflower cooking oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional Extra
  • 2 Medium Heat fresh chillies, sliced lengthwise with seeds removed.


  • Place large cooking pot on your hob and put in the cooking oil and onions.
  • Fry onions until they are translucent taking care not to burn them.
  • Add in your garlic and ginger and stir. Allow to simmer for a further 30 seconds taking care not to burn them.
  • Add the beef pieces, spices and bay leaf  and stir.
  • Turn up the heat and brown the meat, stirring as it cooks.
  • Pour in your curry mix and stir so all the meat is coated. 
  • Cook for further 90 seconds.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots and chopped tomato.
  • Add the vinegar, Worcester sauce, chutney and tomato sauce.
  • Lower heat and cook for app 45min.
  • Add beans and curry leaves, stir and simmer for a further 20 minutes or until meat is tender, then  check that potatoes are soft.


Now comes the fun part, there are various ways of serving this absolutely delicious curry:

  • You can serve with traditional white or brown rice or Basmati.

  • Mealie meal pap.

  • Noodles.

  • Lovely fresh bread

  • Fresh French loaf /Portuguese roll

  • Roti

  • Bunny Chow (see below)

  • Tomatoes onion and Chillie chopped sambals,

Bunny Chow
  • As a bunny chow, which..... just by the way, is my favorite way of eating it.

  • Bunny chow, for those of you who are not familiar with it, is a well loved meal from the eastern shores of South Africa.

  • So... here is what you do.  Cut a loaf of white bread in half then cut out the inside of the loaf and fill up with this delicious curry.
  • Place the bread that you have cut from the inside on top pushing it down slightly and serve and enjoy.

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