Tomato Beef Curry

Experiment: Tomato Beef Curry

Introduction:
You know, many inventions are created by mistakes or accidents, like potato chips, Cheese, post-it notes, penicillin etc. While I was following a recipe to make Dry Curry, I happend to run out of some of the ingredients, and since I didn’t wanna waste some food, I added way more than I should have. I didn’t expect this messed up dish would taste ok at all… But… it turned out very well! It was super yummy. I shared it with some of my co-workers, and they all liked it. Well then! I gotta write it down coz… I don’t know if I can replicate this messed up recipe again!

Materials: (serves 12-16 people)
900g minced beef
300g Chinese celery, chopped
1 white onion, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
6 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
few slices of ginger
6 red chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped

Oil
Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Rice/Spaghetti
Cilantro (to garnish)

Seasoning:
3 tbs curry powder (Safeway brand)
1/2 pack of Glico Curry
1 can of diced tomato (about 756ml)
3-4 dried bay leaves
3 tbs Soy Suace
6 tbs ketchup
6 tbs Worchestshire sauce

Procedure:
1) Heat up a big pot, pour in some oil. When the oil is hot, put the white onion, red onion, garlic, ginger and red chili peppers in. Stir until the fragrance comes out.

2) Put the minced beef in. Stir well.

3) When the beef is half cooked, put the Chinese celery in.

4) Put all the seasoning ingredients in. OH put the water from the diced tomato in as well!

5) Let it cook for about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent it from burning.

6) Prepare rice or spaghetti. Put the curry on top of the rice/spaghetti, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top, then garnish with cilantro. DONE! 🙂

Discussions:
1) It was meant to be dry curry. The original recipe asks for 6 tbs curry powder and NO glico curry brick. Also the diced tomato was supposed to be just 2 cups instead of almost 3 cups, 3 onions instead of 1.5 onions. The original recipe asks for regular celery instead of Chinese celery. OH and I ommited the carrots… so you can add some carrots in.

2) I don’t think this dish is particularly spicy. Add more red chili peppers if you want it spicier.

3) In case you’re wondering… how come the rice in the pictures is not “white.” Well… it’s coz I mixed 3 kinds of rice together. 2 of the 3 types are not white, but a bit of yellowish. That’s why the rice turn out to be a bit of yellow.

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