Place the onions , garlic , ginger , tumric , the chilies , lemon grass , curry powder , shrimp paste and the salt in to a blender and blitz until well combined and you have a paste , add a few drizzles of water as you go just to bring it together as a paste . This is the curry paste base .
Place prepared curry paste into a large wide based pot/saucepan , on high heat on the stove , and fry for about 2-3 minutes to release the flavours .
Then add the diced topside , brown sugar , lime leaves , coconut and stir to combine all , then add the water and the coconut cream and stir well to combine all
Once combined , bring to boil , then turn down to low heat , cover and cook for about one and a half to two hours or until the beef is cooked through and beautifully tender . Serve hot , on a mound of steamed rice and sides of your choice . Goes well with a light cucumber salad Enjoy :-) .
Note : after a couple hours simmering the beef mix maybe a little frame reduced , if so add 2 tablespoons of sweet soy sauce and stir through .