Coconut Curry Steak Skewers

Substitute rump with sirloin, ribeye or fillet

  1. To make the marinade, heat a small frying pan and dry roast the cloves, cardamom seeds and turmeric for a minute or two to release the flavours.
  2. Tip the spices into a pestle and mortar and grind everything to a powder.
  3. Put the roughly chopped onions, garlic cloves, ginger and fresh chillies into a food processor/blender and blend until finely diced. This step can also be done by hand.
  4. Add the onion mixture to the pestle and mortar and combine with the spices to make a smooth paste.
  5. In a bowl, combine the curry paste with the coconut milk and pour into a zip lock bag.
  6. Slice the rump into 3cm cubes, transfer to the zip lock bag with the marinade and turn to coat. Place in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours to marinate, the longer the better.
  7. Remove the rump from the marinade (keeping the sauce for later) and prepare the kebabs by threading the beef cubes onto skewers alternating the beef, broccoli florets and red pepper squares in which ever order you prefer.
  8. Grill the skewers on a hot fire or griddle pan and turn to cook on all sides to your preferred doneness; it will take approximately 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare which is recommended.
  9. Whilst the skewers are cooking, bring the marinade to a boil in a small saucepan and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, season with freshly ground black pepper and serve it as a dipping sauce for the kebabs.
  10. Serve these steak and vegetable skewers with the fragrant coconut curry sauce and sides of your choice.


  • 1kg rump steak
  • 2 red peppers, cut into large squares
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • Olive oil

Coconut curry marinade:

  • 2 whole cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods, pods split open, seeds only
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded
  • 1 cup coconut milk
General Info
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: +- 2.5 to 4.5 hours or overnight
Ready In: 2hrs 30 min
Servings: 4-6 people
Tips & Tricks

To infuse even more flavour into the beef, marinate the rump in the refrigerator overnight.