There is a reason as to why I added potatoes to this Indian Lamb curry recipe.
One, in Bengal red meat which is goat’s meat is cooked with potatoes in most homes and secondly, I did not have enough lamb to make it into a meal that would at least make dinner for two nights!
You see, I always cook in bulk so that I do not have to cook everyday and especially meat. Meat, be it lamb, chicken, pork or beef when cooked with spices always tastes better the following day. It so happens that the flavours of the spices get well absorbed by the meat so leftover meat always tastes better the next day. This is the reason I cook at least two days worth of dinner.
In Bengal most households cook this meat dish either using chicken or goat in a thin flowing gravy almost like a stew with added potatoes, either cut in half or quartered to the curry.
The meat (especially when using goat meat) is then slow cooked on very low flame or in a pressure cooker until the meat is tender and of melt in the mouth consistency.
Sunday afternoon lunch of spicy meat curry with potatoes and hot steaming rice with the entire family is a tradition most Bengalis will relate to.
I have been recently trying out new spices and have concluded that organic spices have far better quality and aroma than the commercial bulk packed once that you get in the supermarkets or Indian stores.
I pick up all kinds of spices and spice mixes from local fairs and other local brands to try out and the organic once indeed has a different kind of taste and texture to it.
For this lamb recipe, I have used Chimans pre-mixed lamb curry spice mix. You can use a normal curry powder blend or any madras curry blend.
What I like about this blend is the freshness of the spices which are very well balanced and rounded without any unwanted preservatives.
You can use any kind of lamb curry spice mix you have in your kitchen but next time you see a local brand selling spices or spice mixes then do give it a try. You will be amazed at how easy and tasty your dishes can be provided the mixes are authentic and of good quality.
Look how minimal your prep work becomes when you use a Good brand of spice blend.
Spicy Indian Lamb Curry Recipe
Is there a lamb recipe that you make that is your family favourite? Would love to hear your versions too. Please leave a comment about this recipe and share it with others if you like it.
|Lamb – 500 gms|
|Potatoes, cubed if large – 3|
|Yogurt – 200 gms|
|Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp|
|Onions,finely chopped – 1 large|
|Madras curry spice blend – 2 tbsp|
|Sugar – 1 tsp|
|Water – 1/2 cup|
|Salt to taste|
|Sunflower oil – 6 tbsp|