Monday, September 13, 2010

Red Chili Lamb Curry

Today the weather was so good. It was not so cold or very hot in the morning. So we (myself and anush) decided to go with Shoj to the place where he usually takes our waste stuff to recycle.
On our way to the recycle place, we saw farm produce veggies for sale. We parked the car to buy some of the fresh veggies and eggs.
Anush enjoyed being there because he saw cat, dog, hen, goat, cow all raised by the farm produce owner. We also got some fresh cow's milk and I prepared yogurt out of it.........we enjoyed the whole time being there.
When we returned home I smelled some nice curry from some where, probably from my neighbor’s house, so decided to make spicy lamb curry.

1 ½ lb lamb cleaned, cut into bite size pieces and washed.
2 medium red Onions sliced
1 big Tomato chopped
2 sprigs of curry leaves
2 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Black pepper powder
8-10 dry Red chilies
1 tsp Garam masala powder
¼ cup water

Whole Garam Masala:
1 Bay leaf
6 Cloves
3 Cardamoms
½ tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Caraway Seeds

1 tsp Kasuri Methi
1 tbsp Oil
½ cup Cilantro chopped

1. In pressure cooker add all the ingredients except onion, tomato, curry leaves and garam masala powder and add half the salt and cook the lamb for about 3 whistles. Let the pressure go completely.
2. In a heavy bottom pan add oil, when the oil is medium hot add whole garam masala and when the aroma comes, add curry leaves, onions and rest of the salt and fry until golden brown.
3. Now open the cooker and mix well. Now water the masala water to the pan of onions keep the mutton pieces aside.
4. cover and boil on medium high heat until the gravy gets reduced to half of it.
5. Now add the mutton pieces, tomatoes, cover and cook again until the gravy gets thick and less watery.
6. Now add garam masala powder and mix well and cook for another min.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with chapati/roti or rice/pulav.