The Lazy Persons Beef Curry For One

The Lazy Persons Beef Curry For One

At times you want maximum flavour for minimum effort and this easy cheat beef curry is one of those recipes. I though I would make life easy cooking this curry by using a ready made curry sauce (Kohinoor sauces) and then just pimp it up a little. Inspired by a pack of reduced shin of beef I knew I wanted something slow cooked but not the usual.

Then I decided that I would use the ready made packet sauce, a Kohinoor curry,I know the packet says its for a different meat, but, meat is meat and beef is meat. It is so quick and easy to make with minimum effort and full proof. The reason you want beef is because of the long cooking time, the fat will render out and keep the beef moist. If you used any lean cuts of beef the meat dry out and become very difficult to chew and digest.

Curry For One

Ok so this recipe makes enough for 4 people so I froze the other 3 portions. They rarely make Kohinoor curry sauces to make meals for one so you just have to adapt. The perfect accompaniment to this lazy beef curry is either plain rice or garlic and coriander naan bread.

No Effort Easy Beef Curry

A easy to prepare curry with minimum effort and full of flavour
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 425 kcal



  • 500 g Diced shin of beef
  • 1 Packet Kohinoor Butter Chicken Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder I used korma, but if you like it hotter add your favourite curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic paste from a jar
  • 1 medium chopped onion


  • Add some oil to the pan and heat
  • Next when the pan and oil are hot add the chopped onions, curry powder and garlic paste. Sweat the onions until nearly translucent
    1 tbsp Curry powder, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 tbsp Minced garlic paste
  • The next step is to add the shin of beef and brown
    500 g Diced shin of beef
  • Once the beef is brown add the Kohinoor Butter Sauce
    1 Packet Kohinoor Butter Chicken Sauce
  • Allow to cook on the hob with the lid on for 2 hours 30
  • Remove the lid and allow the sauce to thicken


The recipe can be cooked in a slow cooker, just fry off the onions and the beef the same as above. Place in slow cooker add the sauce and cook for 6 to 8 hours.  If you want to change the flavour profile to a massaman curry just add a large kaffir lime leaf to the pot (or 2 small leaves)


Serving: 125gCalories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 32gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
Keyword easy beef curry
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Beef is such a versatile ingredient and a star in many dishes, you just need to ensure you get the right cook for the right recipe.

Sides To Go With The Kohinoor sauces

cheats keema rice

Quick Keema Rice

If you are looking for a quick rice dish to go with the curry then this quick Indian keema rice dish is the one. It can be a spicy as you like or mild if you prefer.

Quick cheat is to use microwave rice to create this quick rice dish

Another great easy dish using this cut of beef is my Shin of beef and Kidney recipe & pickled onions.

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