Beef & Broccoli Curry


Beef & Broccoli Curry

Indonesian Spiced Beef & Broccoli Curry

In the vibrant world of Indonesian cuisine, this Beef & Broccoli Curry is a delightful fusion of Chinese and Indonesian flavors. The tender beef, crisp broccoli, and aromatic spices come together in a rich and fragrant curry sauce. This dish is a perfect example of the harmonious blend of ingredients and techniques from both cuisines.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

35 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli is stir-fried, this Indonesian adaptation transforms it into a curry dish. The addition of Indonesian spices and the use of a curry sauce give it a distinct flavor profile. The dish also incorporates traditional Indonesian ingredients to enhance the overall taste and aroma. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 30g, 20g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 5g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the minced garlic and sliced onion. Sauté until fragrant and golden brown.
  3. 3.
    Add the beef slices and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, mix the curry powder, turmeric powder, and ginger paste with a little water to form a paste.
  5. 5.
    Add the curry paste to the pan and stir well to coat the beef.
  6. 6.
    Pour in the coconut milk and beef broth. Stir to combine.
  7. 7.
    Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, palm sugar, and lime juice. Season with salt to taste.
  8. 8.
    Bring the curry to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until the beef is tender.
  9. 9.
    Add the broccoli florets and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is crisp-tender.
  10. 10.
    Serve the Beef & Broccoli Curry hot with steamed rice.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef slices, choose a lean cut like sirloin or tenderloin. Slice the beef thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Broccoli — To retain its vibrant green color and crispness, blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 1-2 minutes before adding them to the curry.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you prefer a spicier curry, add a chopped chili pepper or a teaspoon of chili flakes to the curry paste.
  • For a richer flavor, marinate the beef slices in the curry paste for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Adjust the consistency of the curry by adding more coconut milk or beef broth, depending on your preference.
  • Garnish the dish with fresh cilantro leaves or fried shallots for an extra burst of flavor and texture.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Beef & Broccoli Curry hot with steamed rice. The fragrant curry sauce pairs perfectly with the fluffy rice, allowing you to savor the flavors of the dish.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation of the dish, arrange the beef slices and broccoli florets on top of the rice in an appealing manner. Drizzle some of the curry sauce over the top and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves or fried shallots for a pop of color.