Sri Lanken Curry

1kg Diced Beef
½ tsp fennel
1 tsp cumin

Marinade ingredients:
5-6 cloves garlic, crushed & minced
1 inch ginger root, crushed & minced
1 lemongrass stalk, bruised, white parts chopped
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
1 Tbsp ground coriander
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp salt
5 dried chilies whole
2 bay leaves
6 cardamon pods
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup coconut milk
2 medium onions, sliced
1 cup crushed tomatoes
½ cup chicken stock or water

Optional Garnish:
Cilantro, washed & chopped


1. Combine lemon juice, turmeric, garlic, ginger, salt, black pepper,
2. Combine these with the spices  in a large bowl
3. Add the diced beef and mix well to coat
4. Refrigerate for an hour, overnight or until ready to use
5. Heat the coconut oil in a pot and fry onions on a low heat until soft and caramelised
9. Add the onions and beef with all the spices and marinade to the crockpot
10. Add the tomato stock or water & stir to blend well
11. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 6 hours
12. Add the coconut milk and stir well before serving, turning the heat up for another 15 minutes
13. Salt to taste

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