Madras Beef Curry (Slow Cooker version) Madras Beef Curry (Slow Cooker version)

Madras Beef Curry (Slow Cooker version)

This easy to make beef curry uses a jar of curry sauce and is cooked in the slow cooker.  Just pop the ingredients in the slow cooker, switch on and leave to cook slowly.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
6 hours

6 people


  • 675g/1½lb chuck steak, cut into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes
  • 15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or 5ml/1tsp garlic purée
  • 1 x 420-450g jar Madras curry sauce or similar
  • 300ml/½pint good, hot beef stock
  • 45ml/3tbsp natural yogurt
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • Small handful freshly chopped coriander leaves, to garnish


  1. Put all the ingredients except the yogurt and coriander in large slow cooker.

  2. Turn the slow cooker on HiGH for 4-6 hours or LOW for 8-10 hours or according to your manufacturers’ handbook

  3. 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the yogurt and continue to cook for the remainder of the cooking time.

  4. Season if required, garnish with the coriander and serve the curry with rice or naan bread or poppadoms and a selection on chutneys.


This recipe works well with shin of beef too. If you prefer a hotter curry stir through 5ml/1tsp dried chilli flakes or hot pepper sauce.