Thai-style Gulyás


Thai-style Gulyás

Spicy Thai Beef Stew with Fragrant Herbs

In Thai cuisine, bold flavors and aromatic herbs are the heart and soul of every dish. This Thai-style Gulyás takes inspiration from the traditional Hungarian stew and infuses it with the vibrant and spicy flavors of Thai cuisine. With tender beef, a rich and fragrant broth, and a kick of heat, this dish is a delightful fusion of two culinary worlds.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

1 hour

1 hour 20 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, Paleo


Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, High-carb, Low-fat


While the original Hungarian Gulyás is known for its hearty and paprika-infused flavors, this Thai adaptation adds a unique twist. The Thai-style Gulyás incorporates traditional Thai herbs and spices such as lemongrass, galangal, and Thai chilies, giving it a vibrant and spicy kick. The use of coconut milk also adds a creamy and tropical element to the dish, setting it apart from the original. We alse have the original recipe for Gulyás, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 30g, 20g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 4g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, Thai chilies, lemongrass, and galangal. Sauté until fragrant.
  2. 2.
    Add the beef slices to the pot and cook until browned on all sides.
  3. 3.
    Stir in the Thai red curry paste and tomato paste, coating the beef evenly.
  4. 4.
    Pour in the coconut milk and beef broth. Bring to a simmer.
  5. 5.
    Add the potatoes, carrot, and red bell pepper to the pot. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, and lime juice. Adjust the seasoning according to taste.
  7. 7.
    Remove the lemongrass stalks and galangal slices from the pot before serving.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For the best results, choose a tender cut of beef such as sirloin or tenderloin. Slice the beef thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Thai chilies — Adjust the amount of Thai chilies according to your spice preference. Remove the seeds for a milder heat or add more for extra spiciness.
  • Lemongrass — Bruise the lemongrass stalks by lightly pounding them with a knife or the back of a spoon. This helps release their aromatic flavors into the stew.

Tips & Tricks

  • To enhance the flavors, let the stew simmer on low heat for a longer time, allowing the spices and herbs to infuse into the broth.
  • Serve the Thai-style Gulyás with steamed jasmine rice or crusty bread to soak up the delicious broth.
  • If you prefer a thicker stew, mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with water and add it to the pot during the last few minutes of cooking.

Serving advice

Serve the Thai-style Gulyás in individual bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro. Accompany it with steamed jasmine rice or crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, arrange the sliced beef, colorful vegetables, and fragrant herbs on top of the stew. Drizzle a little coconut milk over the dish for an extra touch of creaminess.