Sansiri Recipes: Tamarind and lemongrass beef


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 500g/1lb 2oz lean beef, cut into strips
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, chopped
  • 6 shallots, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 3 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 200g/7oz shredded green papaya


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan, toss in the beef and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add the lemongrass, shallots and chillies and stir-fry for a 5 minutes, or until the meat is well browned.

  3. Add the tamarind paste, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and papaya and stir-fry for 4 minutes.

  4. Divide between four bowls and serve.


By Chef Madhur Jaffrey

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Ingredients of Sansiri Recipes: Tamarind and lemongrass beef