Lamb shank korma

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
⅛ teaspoon Ground cardamom or 1 green cardamom pod
Saffron
2 teaspoons Kewra essence or rose water (up to 3)
2 Onions
½ cup Vegetable oil
1½ ounce (1/3 cup) raw cashews
4 Serrano chiles, chopped
2 Bay leaves
1 tablespoon Minced ginger root
1 tablespoon Minced garlic
2 Lamb shanks, about 2 to 2 1/2 pounds total (up to 3)
2 teaspoons Ground coriander
1½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cayenne
3 tablespoons Plain yogurt
¾ teaspoon Ground mace
½ teaspoon Ground cardamom -or-
3 Green cardamom pods, husked and crushed
1 quart Water
1 Lime , Juice of

GARAM MASALA

LAMB SHANKS

Serve this dish over rice.

GARAM MASALA: Mix cinnamon, cloves, pepper and cardamom. If using green cardamom pod, remove seeds from husk and pound to powder before adding.

LAMB SHANKS: Lightly crush several threads of saffron and soak in kewra essence at least 15 minutes. Set aside.

Slice onions thin and heat ¼ cup oil in skillet. Add onions and fry until medium brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add cashews and fry until onions are quite brown, 5 minutes longer. Tip skillet up and use spatula to press oil out of onion mixture. Discard oil and transfer onion mixture to bowl. When cool, puree in food processor.

Heat remaining ¼ cup oil in skillet and add chiles, bay leaves, ginger, garlic, lamb shanks, coriander, ½ Garam Masala and salt. Saute over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring continuously.

Reduce heat to low. Add cayenne and yogurt, stir continuously 3 minutes and simmer until yogurt is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining ½ Garam Masala, mace and cardamom and saute 2 to 3 minutes. Add water, bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until lamb shanks are tender, 2 hours.

When lamb is done, remove to warm oven; debone if wished. Stir reserved onion mixture into sauce and reduce over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until silky brown gravy forms, about 10 minutes. Add lime juice and saffron-kewra mixture. Stir meat in sauce to coat. Makes 4 servings.

Posted to EAT-L Digest 10 Feb 97 by "Ted D. Conley" <tedconley@...> on Feb 11, 1997.

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