Slow-Cooked Creamy Beef Curry

When it comes to making curries, I’m no expert. It’s something that I’ve only been doing for a few months, and while I really enjoy it, and love experimenting with different flavours, I’ve got next to no idea what I’m doing. Sometimes, I stick to a recipe or try really hard (not something I’m great at), or I do a lot of research, and what I create tastes a lot like the one from the takeaway. My Lamb Rogan Josh is this. I can with a little bit of confidence say that it’s a Rogan Josh. Others, obviously fall into a name. If it’s got almonds and coconut milk in, it’s probably a Korma. Others, like this Slow-Cooked Creamy Beef Curry, frankly, could be anything.

Served Slow Cooked Creamy Beef Curry with Naan Breads

I’ve put some ingredients and spices into a pot and cooked them. My Slow-Cooked Creamy Beef Curry is gorgeous. But, I couldn’t tell you what curry group, if any, it falls into. It’s probably just a British mess! But, it tastes great. So that’s cool with me. If you want authentic curries, I might not be your girl. If you want easy to make, yummy family meals, then I might just be!

Close up of Slow Cooked Creamy Beef Curry

Now, when I say Slow-Cooked Creamy Beef Curry. I mean slow cooked. I prepped it on Saturday morning, then let it cook in the oven on 150 degrees for around 4 hours. The meat was beautifully melt in your mouth tender, and the flavours of the spices were wonderful. We don’t have a slow cooker, but I’d imagine this would be a brilliant curry recipe for those of you that do.

Slow Cooked Creamy Beef Curry on Tray

The first time I made this, I used natural yogurt, but I wasn’t as keen on the flavour. I think cream works much better. But, if you do use natural yogurt instead, make sure you use full fat, as low fat tends to curdle when added to a hot liquid (something to do with proteins??) and only stir it in just before you are ready to serve your Slow-Cooked Creamy Beef Curry.

For the perfect family dinner, serve with rice, and my fluffy homemade garlic naan breads.

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My Slow-Cooked Creamy Beef Curry Recipe

Slow Cooked Creamy Beef Curry

A mild curry with tender beef chunks. Perfect for families.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beef, fakeaway
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 600kcal
Author: Donna


  • 700 g Diced Beef
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 2 Red Chillies Finely Chopped
  • 2.5 cm chunk Root ginger Grated or crushed
  • 3 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 x 400g Tins Chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml Water
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 200 ml Double cream


  • Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  • Gently heat the cooking oil in a large, lidded, ovenproof dish.
  • Add the beef and fry for 5 minutes until browned.
  • Add the onion and fry for a further 2-3 minutes until the onions have softened.
  • Then, add the garlic, ginger and chillies, stir together well.
  • Tip in the cumin, coriander and turmeric.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour in the chopped tomatoes, fill one empty tin with water and add.
  • Stir until even in colour.
  • Cover and place in the oven.
  • Leave to cook for 3.5 hours at a low temperature.
  • Remove from the oven, add the garam masala and cream.
  • Stir well and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve straight away.


Serve with rice and naan bread.


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