Beef curry with pea omelette

    3 hours 10 min

    Spicy beef curry served with a pea and spring onion omelette, turmeric rice and garnished with refreshing tomato and cucumber.

    Samantha's Supper

    Kent, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • vegetable oil for frying
    • 4 large onions, cut into wedges or thickly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons Ferns Hot Curry Paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 350g diced casserole beef
    • 1 heaped tablespoons plain flour
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 475ml water
    • 135g basmati rice
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 4 cardamom pods
    • 4 beaten eggs, divided
    • 2 splashes milk, divided
    • 2 tablespoons frozen petit pois, divided
    • 2 spring onions, sliced lengthways, divided
    • 2 pinches cumin for omelette
    • 2 pinches coriander
    • 1 ripe tomato, diced
    • 1 large handful sliced cucumber

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

    1. In a casserole dish heat some oil. Add the onions and cook until translucent, approx 5 minutes. Add the curry paste, 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin and coriander. Mix well with wooden spoon. Add the beef and cook, stirring often until browned well.
    2. Turn the heat down to low. Sprinkle over the flour and seasoning. It will appear stodgy at this point. Stir well for a minute. Add the water and mix well again. Bring almost to the boil, turn down to a simmer and cook gently, stirring from time to time for 90 to 120 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile the rice can be prepared ahead. (This is subtle rice, coloured by the turmeric). Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the rice, tumeric and cardamom pods. Cook until done, drain and rinse under cold water. Cover and chill until ready to reheat later.
    4. Fifteen minutes before serving, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a small wok or frying pan. In a bowl combine 2 beaten eggs, salt, pepper, splash milk, 1 tablespoon petit pois and 1/2 of the spring onion. Mix well. Pour into hot oil and cook until light and fluffy, turn once. Repeat for the remaining omelette.
    5. Ensure the rice is heated well. Plate up with the rice, beef curry, omelette and garnish.

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