This is an aromatic lamb curry from Kashmir. If you do not like your food too spicy hot, leave out the chili powder. Serve with naan bread and rice.
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Cooking Methodslow cooking
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursemain course
Taste and Texturemeaty, savory
- 2 lbs. lean lamb
- ¼ cup flour
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp. ground coriander
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1 tsp. finely chopped gingerroot
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. garam masala
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 1 (14-oz.) can chopped tomatoes in juice
- ½ tsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup sliced almonds, to serve
Trim the lamb of any visible fat and cut into 2-inch pieces. Put the flour onto a plate, season with salt and pepper, and roll the lamb in the flour to coat it all over. In a large skillet, heat the butter or oil, and fry the lamb in batches until nicely browned. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside. Add a little more butter to the pan if necessary, add the onion and garlic, and fry for 5 minutes until softened. Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, chili powder, and garam masala, and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in the rest of the flour, then gradually add ½ cup chicken stock and mix well. Add the tomatoes and, stirring continuously to deglaze the pan, bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, and transfer to the slow cooker. Add the sugar and lamb, stir, and cover. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Just before serving, stir in the yogurt and chopped cilantro, and taste for seasoning, adjusting if necessary. Serve sprinkled with the sliced almonds.
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