Oxtail Curry is a type of coconut milk-based curry prepared with beef oxtails slowly simmered in sauce and spices
I love oxtails, IMHO this is one of the best parts of the beef and it so underrated, if people just know the amount of flavour you get on this cut, as well as its amazing texture then I guess everyone would start buying it. Like beef skirt and beef shanks, while they are not as tender as a rib eye they do taste as amazing if not better, it just takes a bit of technique in preparing them to get the most out of it.
Generously season oxtails with salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a heavy pot add some ghee then brown oxtails on all sides, once browned remove oxtails then set aside.
Add onions and sauté until they turn soft.
Add garlic, ginger and curry leaves then sauté for a minute
Add Madras curry paste, oxtails, beef stock and 1 can of coconut milk. Bring to a boil, cover your pot then simmer in low heat for 3 hours or until oxtails are tender. Check once in a while for liquid levels, if it starts to dry out add some water.
Add potatoes and simmer again for 15 minutes.
Add remaining coconut milk, put heat on high then bring to a boil then simmer for 5 more minutes.
Add the sugar then season with freshly ground black pepper and salt.
I think you should add whether or not to cover the pot when simmering for the 3 hours..
Thanks for noticing that, will update the recipe
Confused. One part of the recipe says to cook for 3 hours but the cooking times you note only add up to 2 hours and 20 minutes. What is correct and how much water should I add?
Apologies for they typo, updated the recipe to reflect the correct timings.
Confused… is 2400ml coconut milk accurare?? Seems like a lot . Thanks for confirming
Sorry is unclear, it is 2x 400ml cans
2400ml coconut milk? Is that correct??
Is there a last minute substitute for the curry paste?
If you don’t have the curry paste..is there a substitute?
Sorry for the late reply, but if you dont have a curry paste you can place 4 birds eye chillies, 1 stalk lemongrass, 3 shallots shallot, thumbsized ginger, 1 tsp turmeric, 10 kaffir lime leaves and 1 whole garlic in a food processor and whip until it becomes a paste. Adjust to the ingredients to your liking, if you miss one or two ingredients it will still be OK.