Lamb curry with yoghurt (dahi lamb)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Oil
2 \N Onions, roughly chopped
25 grams Fresh ginger, chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic, chopped
1 \N Green chilli, chopped
\N \N Cardamom seeds from 2 pods
2½ \N Cm cinnamon stick
3 \N Cloves
½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
1 tablespoon Ground coriander
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
\N \N Leaves from 2 sprigs of
\N \N Coriander
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Chilli powder
150 millilitres Yoghurt (plain)
1 kilograms Lamb, trimmed and cubed
600 millilitres Boling water
6 \N Curry leaves

1. Heat half the oil in a pan, add half the onion, the ginger, garlic, green chilli, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, ground coriander, cumin, half the coriander leaves, the turmeric and chilli and fry gently, stirring, for 10 minutes.

2.Take the pan off the heat and stir in the yoghurt. Mix well and set aside.

3.Chop the remaining onion finely and fry in the remaining oil until golden. Add the cubed meat and fry for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Stir in the spiced yoghurt and cook gently for 8-10 minutes stirring.

5. Pour on the boiling water, turn down the heat and cook, covered for about 1 hour or until the meat is tender. Cook uncovered if a thicker sauce is required and stir frequently.

6. Sprinkle on the curry leaves and remaining coriander leaves and add salt to taste.

Compiled by Imran C.

Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by "I. Chaudhary" <imranc@...> on Nov 15, 1997

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