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Garam masala beef with saffron, mint and tomato rice

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Try this garam masala beef recipe for a weeknight dinner that’s bursting with flavour. Ready in 25 minutes, it’s just so easy.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ 5 mins resting time)
Bowl of garam masala beef with saffron, mint and tomato rice


  • Large pinch of saffron threads
  • 2 cups (400g) basmati rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick or quill
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 Coles Australian Beef Eye Fillet Steaks
  • 200g Perino tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • Greek-style yoghurt, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Place 3 cups (750ml) water, saffron, rice and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Season. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 13 mins or until rice is tender. Stand, covered, for 5 mins. Use a fork to separate the grains.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine the garam masala, lemon juice and oil in a bowl. Add the beef and toss to coat. Heat oil in a chargrill pan on medium-high heat. Cook the beef for 3 mins each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Set aside, covered, for 5 mins to rest. Thinly slice.
  3. Step 3

    Stir the beef, tomato and mint through the rice. Serve topped with yoghurt and lemon wedges.