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Recipe By Jaxters

Ref: 811
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Cuisine: Indian
Food Type: Meat
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep

   800 g  Lamb chopped into chunks
   3 tbsp  Ghee or Veg oil
   500 ml  Water
   4 tbsp  Thick plain yoghurt
   1 tbsp  Sweet paprika
   3 Garlic cloves finely grated
   2 tsp  Lemon juice
   1 tsp  Turmeric powder
  Spice Mix
   2 tsp  Coriander seeds
   3 Cloves
   3 tsp  Cardamon pods seeds only
   2 tsp  Dried red chilli flakes
   1 tsp  Cumin seeds
   1 tsp  Fennel seeds
   1 tsp  fenugreek seeds
   600 g  Canned chopped tomatoes
   2 Onions finely chopped
   4 Garlic cloves finely grated
   2 tbsp  Fresh ginger finely sliced
   1 tbsp  Dried fenugreek leaves
   2 Bay leaves
   1 Cinnamon stick
   4 Green chillies, finely sliced in half
   1 tsp  Chilli powder
   2 tsp  Brown sugar
   1 tsp  Salt
   4 tbsp  Fresh coriander chopped


  Step 1
Place marinade ingredients in a good sized bowl & mix well, then add lamb chunks & mix in, leave covered in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
  Step 2
Take out lamb from the fridge & allow to warm to room temperature.
  Step 3
On a chopping board press cardamon pods with a Knife to split & remove the seeds, place all spice mix ingredients into a dry wok or frying pan, put on a low/med heat, toss spices around until smoke starts to come off, then grind in a spice grinder or in a pestle & mortar into a powder, set aside.
  Step 4
Place a wok or cooking pot on a med heat, add Ghee/oil then the onion & fry until light brown, then add garlic, cinnamon stick & ginger, stir & cook for 1 min, then add ground toasted spice mix, stir in then add water, tomatoes, bay leaf, fenugreek leaves, chilli powder, green chillies, brown sugar, salt & marinated lamb, stir all together, bring to the boil then cover & cook on a low simmer for 1 hour, keep your eye on the curry as it cooks with occasional stir, if dries out add a little water.
  Step 5
When meat is tender take off the heat & add fresh coriander stir in & serve.

Suggestion & Tips

Have with Pilau rice, Naan bread & a side dish or 2 if you like.
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