Simple Recipes – Beef Stew in Jalfrezi Sauce


We made this recipe with a ready-to-cook  Patak’s Jalfrezi Curry Cooking Sauce, which we  got from our local Indian grocery store. It is a mixture of green pepper, red pepper, coconut, sugar, onion powder, tomato puree and various spices. If you like the flavor of Indian curry, it is a great option for a quick meal. Good thing is that it is not too hot and you can use it with chicken or vegetables as well.


  1. 1 lb lean beef, cut into cubes for stew
  2. 1 small onion, finely chopped or crushed in a food processor
  3. 1 15 oz. bottle of Patak’s Jalfrezi Curry Cooking sauce
  4. 1-2 small red potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  5. A few baby carrots cut into small pieces
  6. Chopped parsley or cilantro


Wash the beef cubes, remove excess water and cook it covered in a small saucepan on low heat for about 45 minutes. It will turn soft and you should be able to easily cut it in small bite size pieces with a fork or knife. Add onions and olive oil in another saucepan and saute slowly for 3 – 5 minutes at medium heat. Add potatoes and carrots, mix and saute slowly for another 3-5 minutes. Add a full bottle of Patak’s Jalfrezi curry sauce and mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until softened. Add cooked beef cubes and mix well. Cover and let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes to desired consistency.

Garnish with parsley or cilantro. Serve over basmati rice.

About Patak’s Jalfrezi Sauce


Ingredients: Water, green pepper, red pepper, creamed coconut, sugar, onion powder, tomato puree, spices, canola oil, dessicated coconut, dried onion, corn starch, garlic, salt, vinegar, cilantro, roasted cumin, paprika extract color, cumin seeds, turmeric, paprika

Allergy advice: contains coconut and may have traces of peanuts or other tree nuts

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