Cauliflower and Spinach Beef Curry

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Cauliflower and Spinach Beef Curry

Cauliflower and Spinach Beef Curry


Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 1 hour

Ready in: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Variations: Substitute beef chuck with goulash or boneless short ribs

Servings: 4 to 6

Tips: 1. Use hot curry powder instead of mild or add a fresh chilli if you are looking for something a little hotter.

  1. If you cannot find ground almonds, you can crush whole almonds using a mortar and pestle.



1kg chuck, cubed

2 onions, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thinly

1 Tbsp mild curry powder

2 tsp hot chilli powder

2 tsp ground turmeric

3 whole cloves

1 cinnamon stick

350g cauliflower florets, large pieces

1 400ml tinned coconut milk

3 Tbsp ground almonds

150g baby spinach leaves

Fresh coriander, for garnish

Almond slivers, toasted, for garnish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper



  1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and fry the onions for about 10 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  2. Whilst the onions are cooking, slice the beef chuck into bite size cubes roughly 2cm x 2cm and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, chilli powder, turmeric, cloves and cinnamon stick to the onions and fry for a minute or two. 
  4. Stir in the beef and sauté until it is coated in the spices and evenly browned.
  5. Pour the coconut milk and cauliflower florets into the saucepan and bring to the boil.
  6. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer on a low heat for 1 hour stirring occasionally to prevent the sauce from catching on the bottom of the saucepan.
  7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in the ground almonds and spinach leaves. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. To serve this cauliflower and spinach beef curry, remove the cinnamon stick and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and toasted almond slivers. 


Recipe developed and styled for Karan Beef’s Beef Easy app.

Photographed by Hendrik Steytler.

Food stylist Johannesburg, South Africa.