What Spices Should You Choose to Cook Authentic Beef Madras Curry Recipe

The hallmark of authentic Indian curries is potent flavours and vibrant colours. They are made with fresh ingredients and a combination of aromatic spices. A beef curry is a comforting dish with the right balance of spice and a hint of sweetness. To save on cooking time, meats should be prepared in pressure cookers as it tenderises the core ingredient much faster than when you cook it in a regular pot.

A beef Madras curry recipe if followed strictly will leave you with a delicious gravy dish that is best combined with rice. Even flat breads help mop up every bit of this delectable curry from your plate without wasting any part of this yummy treat. To make an authentic beef Madras curry recipe, incorporate the following spices:

Flavourful Coriander Seeds

These seeds have a floral fragrance and citrusy flavour. They are taken from the cilantro plant, help regulate blood pressure, have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. To release the essential oils from within, roast the seeds and bruise them slightly. Fresh coriander leaves are used as a garnish at the end of the cooking process.

Aromatic Cumin

A common spice, freshly powdered cumin seeds contain antioxidants. Cumin helps regulate blood sugar and aids digestion. Whole cumin should be added to hot oil and allowed to crackle before adding the remaining ingredients. To make freshly ground cumin powder, toast the cumin seeds slightly before pounding them.

Earthy Turmeric

Turmeric with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties has a woody aroma and adds a bright yellow colour to the dish. It is often an integral component of curries. Turmeric should be used in moderation since it has a slightly bitter taste. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Heady Garam Masala

This wonderful blend of spices can be easily purchased or if you prefer freshly ground spices, you can make this concoction at home. The usual ingredients are cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, bay leaves, cloves, coriander, and cumin. Garam masala is quite popular as a sprinkle of it enhances your curry to a great extent.

Warm Black Peppercorns

To retain their potency and flavour, buy whole peppercorns and freshly crush them at home whenever you require to use their powdered version. This will help retain their potency and flavour for much longer. Black pepper is a wonder spice as it helps relieve colds and coughs.

Punchy Red Chilli Powder

A hint of chilli powder gives a welcome punch to your curry. Though it has a subtle taste, its bright red colour livens up the dish. Not all chilli powders are pungent giving those who cannot tolerate extra spice, the option of using a mild one.
You can cook this wholesome gravy dish for your family, and they will be left craving for more.

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