Spicy Beef Vindaloo- a perfect low carb meal to warm up your night

By Ange

I love salads, but during a cold Melbourne winter, I much prefer soups, curries and slow cooked broths. I have made this recipe twice, both with chicken Maryland’s (skin removed) and Chuck Steak. Both are fantastic options as using meat from the bone, allows the precious minerals to be released into the food which promotes a strong immune system. Further, the collagen heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation.

This healthy Vindaloo packs a punch, so be mindful of this when adding the recommended amount of chillies.

For a lower carb option, I paired this recipe with a cauliflower rice, which was delicious. Normal white or brown rice can also be easily used.


  • 1 kg Chuck Beef on the Bone or  Chicken Marylands
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Thumb of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 long chillies
  • Carrot and celery (chopped finely)
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1 cauliflower


  • 2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh or powdered turmeric


  1. Combine the spice mix in a bowl, before coating the meat evenly. Leave the meat for an hour or over-night in the fridge to take on flavours.
  3. When ready to cook, melt the coconut oil in a casserole dish. Sautee onions for 2-3 minutes before adding the garlic.
  4. Add the meat to the dish, browning on both sides. Add chopped carrot and celery, cooking for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomato, chilli, apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of water. Bring to the boil, before  reducing the heat to allow the broth to simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  6. Season with salt and pepper before serving and enjoy with cauliflower or normal rice.

To make Cauliflower Rice

  • Break the head of a cauliflower into small florets. Pulse in a blender in small batches so it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Once all whizzed up,  place cauliflower into a microwave proof dish, cover with cling film and microwave for 8 minutes.

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Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.

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