You will definitely enjoy and relish this delicious lamb curry. The slow cooked lamb curry made with sweet and spicy flavorings is a great dinner item. The preparation time is 20 minutes and the cooking time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. You can serve four people.
Leg of lamb or lean lamb shoulder cut into cubes of 1 inch/2.5cm – 450 grams
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Peeled and sliced red onion – 1
Peeled and crushed or finely chopped garlic clove – 1
Peeled and grated or finely chopped fresh ginger – 1 piece of 2.5 cm size
Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala – 3 tablespoons
Canned tomatoes chopped – 400 grams
Lamb stock – 200 ml
Green chillies – 3
Peeled and cut sweet potatoes – 1 small
Juice from half of a lemon
Chopped coriander leaves – 1 large handful
Black mustard seeds for garnishing
Heat half the quantity of the oil in a sufficiently large non-stick pan and in batches brown the lamb for about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the lamb pieces into a heatproof casserole dish of 1.2 liters capacity. Pour the remaining oil into the non-stick pan and cook the onion, ginger, garlic and spices together for about 3 to 4 minutes until they become golden brown in color. Transfer all the contents into the casserole dish.
Add tomatoes, chillies and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook for about two-and-a- half hours, keeping the casserole closed. Occasionally, check if the lamb has become tender and give it a stir. You can season it, if required.
About 20 minutes ahead of the completing of the cooking time, add the sweet potato pieces and lime juice. Garnishing can be done with the coriander leaves and the black mustard seeds. Serve the dish with basmati rice or a selection of Indian breads such as naan, roti, etc.