Breadfruit (or Potato) and Beef Curry


Breadfruit (or Potato) and Beef Curry is delicious Srilankan non vegetarian dish goes well with Rice, Chapatti and Aapam.


  • 1 kg Beef
  • 1 Breadfruit (or 4 medium size potatoes)
  • 2 inch Ginger piece chopped
  • 6 Green chillies slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Onions sliced
  • 4 Garlic bulbs chopped
  • 2 Curry leaves sprigs
  • 3 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp oil


  1. Wash and cut the beef into cubes.
  2. Transfer it to a pan and add ginger, green chillies and salt.
  3. Pour enough water to cover the beef and cook till done.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and wash the breadfruit and cut it into cubes.
  5. Soak them in water, or else they will turn brown.
  6. (If you cannot find breadfruit, replace it with 4 medium size potatoes peeled and quartered)
  7. Boil 2 cups of water in a vessel and add the breadfruit (or potato) to it.
  8. Close with a lid and cook on medium flame till they are soft and tender.
  9. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions, garlic and curry leaves.
  10. Add the tomatoes and fry till oil separates.
  11. Now add all the spice powders and saute till aroma comes out.
  12. Pour the cooked beef along with the water into the pan.
  13. Also add the cooked bread fruit. Mix well and close with a lid.
  14. Let it simmer for 10 minutes till the gravy is thick.
  15. Serve hot with rice.

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