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  • 5 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 tb Cardamom seeds
  • 1 lg Onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves ,crushed
  • 1 1/2 Inch fresh ginger,peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb Lean lamb,cubed
  • 1 1/4 c Yogurt(plain)
  • 1 ts Saffron threads,soaked in
  • 2 tb Boiling water
  • 1/2 ts Chilli pwd
  • 1/2 c Ground almonds
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 c Coconut milk
  • 2 Dried red chillis


Heat oil in a saucepan.When hot ,add cinnamon ,cloves and cardamom and fry for 1 minute.Add onion and fry.stirring occasionally,until it is soft.Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 3 minutes,stirring frequently.Add the lamb cubes and fry until they are evenly browned. Beat the yogurt ,saffron mixture and chilli paste together,then stir mixture into lamb cubes.Cook for 1 minute. Beat the almonds with enough water to form a thick paste,then stir the paste into the lamb cubes ,with the salt.Simmer for 15 minutes.Stir in coconut milk and chillis and reduce the heat to low.Simmer for 1 hour,or until the lamb is cooked through and tender.Uncover the pan for rhe last 10 minutes of cooking. Transfer to a warmed dish and serve at once. (serves 4 ) Preparation time 1 1/2 hours
Posted to by (Hem Ramachandran)
This recipe is from Foods orient ,INDIA.
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