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Lamb Curry (North India)

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Lamb
Courses: Dressings
Serves: 12 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 lbs 1816g / 64ozBoned lamb - (from shoulder or leg)
2 lbs 908g / 32ozOnions
8 lbs 3632g / 128ozGarlic cloves - peeled (large)
1/2 cup 20g / 0.7ozCoriander leaves - chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlFresh ginger root - chopped
1/2 cup 118mlPlain yogurt
2 teaspoons 10mlChili powder
1 teaspoon 5mlPaprika
3 tablespoons 45mlGround coriander
1 tablespoon 15mlKalonji - (nigella) seeds
3 tablespoons 45mlGhee
3 tablespoons 45mlOil
10   Cardamom pods - bruised
2 teaspoons 10mlGaram masala
3 teaspoons 15mlSalt and pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Trim off all fat, and cut meat into large cubes. Finely slice half the onions. Roughly chop remaining onions and put into food processor or blender with garlic coriander leaves, ginger, yogurt, chili powder, paprika, ground coriander and kalonji seeds. Process until smooth.

Heat ghee and oil in a large heavy pan and fry sliced onions, stirring frequently, until evenly browned. Remove from pan. Add cubed lamb to pan,

a little at a time, and stir-fry over high heat until browned all over. Remove each batch as it browns, before adding more. When all meat is browned, lower heat to medium. Add a little more oil to pan if necessary

and fry blended mixture, stirring, until it is aromatic. This takes quite

a while - 20 minutes or longer- and when it is ready, oil will appear around edges of mixture.

Return meat to pan, add cardamom pods and salt and pepper, stir until well

mixed. Cover and cook over low heat until meat is almost tender, stirring occasionally. The juices given out by the meat are usually sufficient to finish the cooking, but it may be necessary to add a little

water. When meat is tender and liquid almost absorbed, add garam masala and reserved fried onion slices. Cover pan and simmer gently for a few minutes more.

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