Curry the Secret to Indian Style Prime Rib

Any fan of Indian food will know that one of the key ingredients to most dishes is curry, a traditional seasoning in Indian cooking.

An authentic Indian eatery stateside will have dishes with curry readily available, not mention other even spicier selections for those with steel palettes.

Preparation Tip:
If you want to add curry to your Prime Rib, do so during the traditional seasoning and spicing stage of rib preparation. Even better, add curry to a tasty paste and let the beef absorb the flavor for 24-48 hours before roasting.

Easy Curry Prime Rib Roast

Portion: This recipe is for preparing a prime rib roast with curry in the rub. You’ll need enough of the paste to cover the top of your prime rib. Err on the side of caution and make a little extra paste if necessary.


  1. 5 to 6 lb. Prime Rib
  2. 1/3 cup beef broth (usually available next to soups at the grocery store)
  3. 1/4 cup Garlic Salt
  4. 2 tbsp. Curry Powder
  5. 2 tbsp. Black Pepper

You’ll also need a Meat thermometer for evaluating your roast’s cooking progress


  1. Preheat the over to 500 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Combine the broth, salt, pepper, and the curry powder to make a paste. Rub the paste on the top of the roast.
  3. Bake the prime rib, roast fat site up, for 20 minutes.
  4. Lower the temperature of the over to 300 degrees Farenheit and bake the roast for an additional 1.5 hours. Don’t open the over at al during the baking process, if possible.
  5. Check the internal temperature of the roast with a meat thermometer; the roast is done when the internal temperatue is 155-160 Farenheit. (*Tip: to avoid opening the oven during the baking process, position the thermometer on the roast so it’s possible to read the temperature from your oven window. Otherwise, allow the minimum baking time to pass before opening your door and getting the temperature.)

Source: “How to Make a Great Prime Rib Roast”

Dry Rub with Curry Powder (no beef broth required)


  1. 1/4 cup chili powder
  2. 2 teaspoons celery salt
  3. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  4. 1 teaspoon oregano
  5. 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Store in an air-tight container until ready to use.
  2. If you’re preparing a large amount of beef and unsure of how much rub you’ll need, always purchase extra ingredients ahead of time as backup.

Source: Dry Rub With Curry Powder

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Great Indian Side Dish for Prime Rib
Indian food is well known for its rich and powerful sauces. Serve your next rib with a few different dipping stations, including Tandoori, Mumbai, and Calcutta traditional sauces. Make every bite of your rib count!

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