Beef Curry with Mango
Beef Curry with Mango is a delectable Khmer Krom recipe that tantalizes the taste buds with its unique combination of flavors. This curry features beef chuck or stew, marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, paprika, curry powder, salt, and black pepper, creating a savory foundation for the dish. The addition of mango, eggplant, potato, and coconut milk elevates this curry to a culinary masterpiece.
Traditionally, this soup was made with water buffalo meat, and the inclusion of mango served a dual purpose – adding flavor and tenderizing the tough buffalo meat. The recipe pays homage to culinary wisdom passed down through generations, reflecting the resourcefulness of Khmer Krom cooking in utilizing available ingredients.
The cooking process involves pre-heating a soup pot and sautéing a medley of garlic, onion, and minced lemongrass until aromatic. The marinated beef, along with kaffir lime leaf, coconut milk, and water, is then added and simmered until the meat reaches a tender consistency. The introduction of white potatoes, Asian eggplant, and the star ingredient – mango – brings a delightful array of textures and flavors to the curry.
This Beef Curry with Mango can be enjoyed in various ways, whether paired with rice, noodles, or hot bread. The richness of the coconut milk, the warmth of the spices, and the sweetness of the mango create a harmonious blend that makes this curry a truly satisfying and comforting dish. It stands as a testament to the ingenuity and culinary expertise of Khmer Krom cuisine, offering a taste of tradition and innovation in every delightful spoonful.
|1-1/2 lbs (675 gram) of Beef chuck or beef stew, cut chunks bite sizes
|1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
|1 Tablespoon of fish sauce
|1 Tablespoon of sugar
|1 Teaspoon of paprika
|2 Tablespoons of curry powder
|1 Teaspoon of salt
|1/4 Teaspoon of black pepper
|2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
|3 Cloves garlic, minced
|1 Yellow onion, sliced
|1/4 Cup fresh or frozen minced lemon grass
|2 Kaffir lime leaf
|1 Cup of coconut milk
|4 Cups of water
|2 Large white potatoes, peeled and cut chunks
|2 Asian eggplant, peeled and sliced thin
|2 green or ripe mango peeled, seeded and sliced chunks
Directions to make Beef Curry with Mango
- In a large bowl, put beef with soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, paprika, curry powder, salt and black pepper. Mix well and set it a side.
- Pre-heat a soup pot.
- When soup pot is hot, add oil, garlic, onion and lemon grass. stirs well.
- Put marinated beef, kaffir lime leaf, coconut milk and water, stirs well, simmering till meat tender.
- Add potato and eggplant, cook till potato tender.
- Add mango, cook till soup bubbling.
Serve hot with rice, noodles or with hot bread.
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Serving Size: 2
Calories Per Serving: 1207