Thai red Beef Curry recipe


Thai red Beef Curry

Prep Time ~ 20 mins Cooking Time ~ 15 mins
Approx Cost ~ £15 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4

Tip ~ As this recipe has such a short cooking time, make sure you only use beef fillet, other cuts of beef would be too tough.


3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

½ teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon ground cumin

4 kaffir lime leaves, shredded

500g / 1 lb fillet of beef, cut into thin strips

400ml / 14floz coconut milk

2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce

1 tablespoon soft brown sugar

Coriander to garnish


  • Heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan. Add the red curry paste, ground coriander and cumin and the lime leaves. Cook over a low heat, stirring frequently for 3 minutes.
  • Add the beef strips to the pan, stir to coat them evenly in the curry paste and cook gently, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  • Add half of the coconut milk to the pan, stir to combine and simmer gently for 4 minutes until most of the coconut milk has been absorbed.
  • Stir in the remaining coconut milk with the peanut butter, fish sauce and sugar.
  • Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the sauce is thick and the beef is tender.
  • Garnish with the coriander and serve with Thai rice.