C41 Corned Beef Bombay

This will never be found on any restaurant menu but traditional recipes for beef curries are not uncommon. "Princes" brand corned beef states it contains 84% cooked beef and 12% beef so why not give it a go. They also note that the term "corned" refers to the 'corns' of salt traditionally used in the curing process. This has been inspired by Bombay street food but has been given the BIR (British Indian Restaurant) treatment.


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120 gm potato (prepared weight) 300 ml c41 curry base sauce
100 gm corned beef 2 tspn tomato purée
50 gm onion (prepared weight) ¼ tspn salt
1 tbspn oil 1 tbspn tamarind juice
½ tspn hot chilli powder 20 gm creamed coconut block
½ tspn methi  
¼ tspn turmeric  



  1. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy pan and cook the chilli powder, methi and turmeric, stirring, for ½ min, adding a little c41 base sauce if needed to prevent burning.
  2. Add the tomato purée and cook, stirring, for about 15 seconds.
  3. Add 80 ml of c41 base sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, adding c41 base sauce as needed to prevent drying.
  4. Add the potato, 80 ml of c41 base sauce and the salt and cook, stirring regularly, for 2 min, adding c41 base sauce as needed to maintain the desired sauce consistency.
  5. Reduce the heat a little and carefully stir in the corned beef endeavouring not to break up the corned beef too much.
  6. Lower the heat again and carefully stir in the tamarind and grated creamed coconut and cook for 1 min.


  1. Serve with rice and garnish with a little freshly chopped coriander.


The corned beef will be easier to handle by putting the can in the refrigerator to chill, but if it does break up whilst being cooked this is not a big problem as it will become part of the sauce with the potato providing the chunks.
The methi (dried fenugreek leaves), tamarind block and creamed coconut can be purchased in many supermarkets (eg ASDA) and any Indian store.

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The preparation stage
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The finished meal

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Creamed Coconut
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