Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Spiced Mutton Curry Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg

3 tablespoons

1

3 cloves

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

2 teaspoons

1

2

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

Lamb or mutton

Ghee or oil

Large onion, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Ground coriander

Ground cumin

Ground fennel

Ground turmeric

Ground black pepper

Salt

Ripe tomato, diced

Green chilies, sliced

Ground cinnamon

Ground cardamom

Ground cloves

Thin slices of fresh young ginger

Method :
  • Cut lamb into small cubes and thread on thin bamboo skewers cut into 10 cm lengths, alternating each piece of meat with a thin slice of ginger.

  • Cut the ginger from a slender root so the slices will not be too big, or cut large slices in pieces.

  • Heat ghee or oil and fry onion over medium low heat until soft, stirring occasionally.

  • Add garlic, stir and fry until onion is golden brown.

  • Add coriander, cumin, fennel, turmeric and pepper and fry for 1 minute.

  • Then add salt and tomato and stir for 3 minutes longer.

  • Add chilies and skewered meat and fry until meat is lightly browned.

  • Turn heat low, cover and cook until meat is tender.

  • liquid from the meat will eventually be re-absorbed, leaving the gravy very thick.

  • Stir occasionally to prevent spices sticking on the base of the pan.

  • Ten minutes before end of cooking time, sprinkle cinnamon, cardamom and cloves over the curry.

  • Stir well and leave on very low heat.

  • Serve hot with rice and accompaniments.

 

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