Lamb Korma

May 13, 2011

Lamb Korma


1 Pound Cubed Lamb

4 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt

3 Chopped Onions

3 Chopped Garlic Cloves

2 Inches Ginger

3 Tablespoons Ghee

8 Crushed Black Peppercorns

4 Coarsely Crushed Green Cardamom Pods

2 Crushed Cloves

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

2 Teaspoons Ground Coriander

2 Cups Water

¼ Teaspoon Salt

Fresh Chopped Coriander

Place 2 of the onions, garlic and ginger in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste.  Heat the ghee in a large skillet and add the remaining roughly chopped onion.  Stir frequently and fry to a pale golden color. Add the crushed spices, salt and lamb. Stir constantly and fry the meat for 5 to 8 minutes to a rich brown color.  The ghee will start to separate at this stage.  Add the ground onion paste.  Continue to stir for another 10 minutes until the mixture is well browned.  Add the chili powder and ground coriander.  Stir well.  Add the yogurt 1 tablespoon at a time stirring continuously.  Fry until the ghee again starts to separate.  Soon the sauce (masala) will start to stick to the bottom of the pan.  Add the water at this stage and mix well.  Cover with a tight fitting lid and reduce the heat.  Simmer for 1 ½ hours or until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.  Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with fresh coriander.  Serves 4

Lamb Kebabs

May 10, 2011

Lamb Kebabs


2 Pounds Boneless Lamb

1 Cup Yogurt

¼ Cup Lemon Juice

¼ Teaspoon Salt

To Be Ground Into Paste:

1 Cup Coriander Leaves

1 Cup Mint Leaves

3 Green Chilies

1 ½ Inches Ginger Piece

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Cup Raw Papaya

Grind the coriander leave, mint leaves, chilies, ginger, garlic and papaya into a paste either in a food processor or blender.  Combine paste, yogurt, lemon juice and salt.  Coat the lamb pieces with the sauce and marinate overnight or at least five hours.  I like to marinate in a large zip lock bag.  When you are ready to cook the lamb, remove from marinade and skewer these pieces through a kebab rod and grill over a fire such that they are evenly reddish brown.  Serve with onion pieces, lemon wedges and naan.  Serves 4

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