Beef (or chicken) Curry with Cucumber and Coriander Raita (low fodmap, gluten free, lactose free)

It was an absolute chilly day in Adelaide today, horrible weather so what best to have for dinner but a nice warming hearty meal……so here’s tonights dinner,  this can be made with chicken or beef, since i eat alot of chicken I thought I’d try it with beef.  Very yummy and can be served with rice (which is gluten free).   There are 2 options to make this and if you dont have alot of spices then just using approx 1 tablespoon keen’s curry powder and adding salt and pepper (or smoked paprika) to taste,  is fine and rather yummy too!  Or if you wanted to avoid the yoghurt you can add an extra tin of tomatoes instead and not serve with Raita.

Beef (or chicken) Curry with Cucumber and Coriander Raita

Serves 4-6 (if serving with rice you should be able to serve 6) if just having as is with no main carbs then serve 4

1 cup plain lactose free yoghurt

1 tsp cornflour

2 tb garlic infused oil (this is fine for those on a low fodmap diet)

2 carrots, finely sliced

2 celery sticks, diced

1 tb freshly minced ginger

1 chilli finely chopped with seeds taken out (or can use dried chilli flakes)

500 lean diced steak (or 3 large chicken breast diced)

1 tb ground coriander

1.5 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp turmeric

400g can diced tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh coriander chopped

1/2 tsp salt

1.5 tsp garam masala

Coriander leaves to serve

Cucumber & Coriander Raita

½ cup plain yoghurt

½ cucumber, diced finely

1 heaped tb fresh chopped coriander

1 Tbl chives chopped (optional) (chives is a great onion alternative and i like ot use in cooking as much as possible)

1. Combine yoghurt and cornflour together and stir until smooth. Leave aside.

2. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add carrot and celery and saute for ~8 minutes

3. Add ginger and chilli and saute for 2 minutes

4. Add beef (or chicken) pieces and brown well, 6-8 minutes

5. Add cumin & turmeric. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes

6. Add tomatoes, yoghurt, coriander  and salt. Mix well. Cover and bring to the boil

7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for ~25 minutes

8. Remove from heat. Add garam masala and coriander leaves and stir

9. For raita, combine ingredients

Serve curry with steamed rice and 1 heaped tablespoon raita

Recipe adapted from:  diet solutions

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