Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lamb Curry

I made this yummy lamb curry the other day on hubby's request bless him he doesn't request food often and its been ages since I made this as it takes a long time to make. After eating it though you realize it was all worth it and it makes wonderful leftovers! Our little dog Sachin (hubby named him!) also loves it when I make this as he gets the bones!


  • 3 lamb shanks or chops - chopped
  • one red onion
  • 7 curry leaves
  • 3 green chilis
  • ginger/garlic paste one teaspoon
  • 4 potatoes
  • masala powder about 2 tablespoons or to taste
  • whole masala with cloves, cumin seeds, pepper corn etc (unground)
  • salt to taste
  • chili powder to taste
  • coriander powder one teaspoon
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup frozen grated coconut

Step one:

The paste – this step really makes the difference with this curry

  1. fry 2 green chili’s 1/2 of the onion, curry leaves, ginger/garlic paste and whole garam masala- add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamon, bay leaves, till golden brown
  2. near the end add grated coconut
  3. grind and set aside for later

Step 2:

The Curry

  1. peel and cube potatoes and boil
  2. then fry the rest of the onion with ginger/garlic paste, salt, chili powder coriander powder and masala powder add the lamb and fry till a little cooked with tomatoes
  3. pressure cook if desired for one whistle will make it tender
  4. Finally add the potatoes and paste and simmer for 20 min.

What's your favorite dish that takes ages to make but in the end you are pleased you made it?

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  1. this is one of my all time favorite flavors - I have been making something like this for years and years and years - I would love to taste yours to compare.

  2. Your Sunday special looks fabulous! Looking at it, I am wishing I was around for a share of this..I always grind the masala stuff just like the "Step One" of your recipe. It intensifies the taste and certainly worth the effort.
    Your dog is very very cute. Why was he named Sachin? Is your hubby a fan of Cricketer Sachin? Just Curious!
    Hmm, have you heard of Puran Poli, the Indian sweet snack that looks like a stuffed flat bread? It has quite a back-bending procedure that makes one feel like it takes forever to make..But it taste fabulous and forget the pains you took to make it.

  3. Love lamb!! Maybe I'll make a real effort to make it this week. My husband will be amazed.

  4. Thank you for the kind words. Your dish looks amazing. The flavor profile spot on. Wonderful dish. Cheers!

  5. I must, must find curry leaves somewhere! This is one dish that my husband is certain to love.

    I must admit that I avoid time-consuming recipes, but then again 'time-consuming' is relative. On one occasion, 20 minutes is too long while on another, I don't mind spending 2 hours making one dish. Just last night, I made a from-scratch pizza that required many different steps, but in the end, it was so delicious and well worth every minute!

  6. I love your new header! very fresh. Lamb is so delish and I wish it was more common here. It's so yummy! I love making fresh pasta and pizza :)

  7. an all time favorite..
    all lamb n mutton dishes ( especially mughlai ones ) are time taking but worth the effort.

  8. Ooh, lamb shanks are ideal for curry and stew dishes, flavoursome! Your curry makes me hungry enough, so better off to my kitchan to pinch :)

  9. I love lamb curry and this looks delicious. Your dog is such a cutie too. ;-)

  10. This looks really yummy. It looks like it has a lot of flavor.

  11. Thats a tempting and droolworthy lamb curry...looks awesome..

  12. sun special looks so good dear...that is droolworthy n moutwatering dish all timr fav..must try ur version soon!

  13. I just had spicy lamb curry yesterday. Ate so much rice and was so full but satisfied :D I once made a steamed layered cake which I thought was a disaster but turned out very delicious :D

  14. I l-o-v-e love curries and have never tried a lamb dish! Thanks for this recipe.

  15. We love lamb shanks and I use a recipe out of the old Gourmet Cookbooks. With red wine and lots of veggies and it takes forever. But is worth the wait. Not enough people cook lamb shanks probably for this very reason. Time.
    Your recipe is entirely different, but I really love the flavors!

  16. doggybloggy: how cool that you make it the same way love it
    Cool lassie: oh my friend makes those so tasty yep named after Sachin Tendulkar!!
    shesaidshesaid: oh he will love it lol
    Lazaro oh thanks so much
    Tangled Noodle don't worry its still good without the leaves and your pizza is amazing
    eatingRD: thanks so much and I need to try making pasta
    Sangeeta: oh I remember how good yours was from your guest post yum
    Sushma: thanks
    the lacquer spoon he he
    Deb: i know he deserves some lamb as well lol
    hummingbird oh its so good
    Priya thanks so much
    Subhie ph thanks very kind of you
    Mary: love your cakes
    Lea Ann: enjoy
    Barbara:oh I need to try yours as well lol

  17. I have never try to cook lamb, seen many bloggers cooking this, must learn to cook this soon. Thanks for sharing.

  18. love lamb, delicious looking curry

  19. Looks like this turned out well. I guess the dish that takes a while to make but would be worth it was the pasta from scratch. It seemed to take forever. Usually if it takes too long I just get bored and stop and go do something else. It helps when Ryan and I do it together and I can take pictures. I have the shortest attention span ever.

  20. This lamb curry sounds fantastic! Yum!

  21. My husband loves lamb, but since I don't, I hardly make it. Bad wife!

    My marinara cooks for 2 days - it's worth the wait!!

  22. Such a wonderful combination of spices! I absolutely love lamb curry, and this looks divine.

  23. Ummm, I am heading off to the Indian Market in a few! Made Sambar, but now I want Lamb curry!

  24. You are so killing me with these curries! So jealous of that gorgeous dog!!

  25. This is one my favs too...Cool Lassie has written about my fav sweet too which is worth all the
    Your dggie is so cute :-)

  26. It is hard to beat a good curry and yours looks luscious. My favorite would be a slow roast pot roast.It takes a while but it is always worth it.

  27. Sonia its your turn next lol
    peanutts thanks
    Melinda: its so sweet that you and your hubby cook together
    5 star foodie thanks
    biz 319 just like me no worries
    Nancy: aw thanks
    Chef E i bet that was good
    Ruth come on over
    Gulmohar thanks cool shame we can't have a meal with hers and mine!
    bridgett i need to get better at roasts

  28. Delicious lamb curry..i used to prepare the lamb curry with coconut.
    one of our favorite dish. loved your yummy
    First time here in ur blog..really nice blog u have.Do visit my blog when time permits.



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