Mutton dry curry

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 smalls Onions
2 \N Garlic cloves
1 \N Ginger root piece (1/2\")
2 \N Cloves
½ \N Cinnamon stick
3 \N Cardamom pods
\N \N Salt
\N \N Water
5 tablespoons Indian curry powder
2 teaspoons Chili powder
1 pounds Lamb, cut in bite-size chunks
2 tablespoons Ghee, clarified butter, oil
2 \N Sprigs curry leaves
\N \N Lime juice

Not all curries have scads of sauce. This one, from the book, "A Kitchen Symphony," compiled by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Ladies League, is a dry durry from South India.

Grind onions, garlic, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon and whole cardamom pods together in food processor. Add salt to taste and ¼ cup water, then add curry powder and chili powder. Process again. Rub paste into lamb chunks.

Heat ghee in skillet. Add lamb and fry until oil rises to surface. Add curry leaves. Simmer 1½ hours, adding little more water is curry becomes too dry. Mixture should not be soupy.

At serving time, squeeze lime juice over curry.

Each serving contains about: 226 calories; 206 milligrams sodium; 72 milligrams cholesterol; 11 grams fat; 13 grams carbohydrates; 20 grams protein; 1.01 grams fiber.

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