Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lamb Keema


I made this Indian Lamb keema last week, full of flavor and easy to make, we had it with raita, a mixture of plain yogurt, chilies, cucumber and red onion, vegetables and rice. 




Ingredients:

  • one small pack of minced lamb
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • ginger/garlic paste
  • mustard seeds, coriander seeds and a few cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves
  • 3 small cooked potatoes (I boil separately and then add them)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • one spoon garam masala
  • and one  masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 chopped tomatoes


Method:


  1. pop the mustard seeds in hot canola oil, add the curry leaves green chili, coriander seeds and cumin for 2 minutes
  2. add the onion, ginger/garlic paste and lamb and brown for 8 minutes
  3. then add tomatoes, turmeric and masala powders, salt to taste, cooked potatoes and peas and simmer slowly for 20 minutes.



We have a big trip next week, going to India to see the family ;-), some of hubby's family haven't met the wee man yet including his Dad :-), we are going via Germany and back via the UK. I hope you can pack a virtual suitcase and follow along, I post pictures on the facebook page and twitter would love your company. I will also blog as able I want to visit the fish and vegetable market this time in Chennai South India. 


Here's a couple of pictures from our last trip we visited Mysore, and Coorg this was near there in Karnataka we went to an Elephant sanctuary a place where they retire after being used for work. Here they are having a bath. I have fun memories of this rainy day you have to take a little boat over the river to get to the elephants quite an adventure. 

Some elephants are domesticated and used for farming, logging etc. The wild ones are respected and feared as they can kill people, the farms around the area have fences and folks keep a look out for them. 

Especially in Jack fruit season as they are partial to fruit. 


The majestic Mysore palace, I loved Mysore as a city small and lovely buildings. Being honest the bigger Indian cities like Chennai are too busy and polluted for me. But good for shopping and seeing family of course :-) 

Hope you having a fabulous start to 2013 may it be filled with adventures, laughter and of course good food. 


hugs 




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