Monday, April 5, 2010

RecipeReplica:Curried lamb in Pepper Gravy

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For this recipe, I hopped over to Akal's Saapadu(= A Sister's Feast), a bilingual blog that is a treasure trove for multi-cuisine recipes. There were plenty of recipes that I have bookmarked but I chose the scrumptious "Lamb Pepper Fry" recipe that drove me into a frenzied shopping for some succulent Australian lamb shanks and try the recipe soon after. Rather than doing a dry version, I liked mine with a bit of gravy to go with steamed rice. So yummy it was, we ate almost all and I didn't have much to photograph.
  • Lamb with bones - 2.2 pounds, cleaned and cut into bit size pieces
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
For the Marinade:
  • Onions - 2, large, coarsely chopped
  • Tomato - 2, medium, cut into chunks
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch, chopped
  • Garlic - 3-4 cloves
  • Dry Red Chillies - 3
  • Peppercorns - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch
  • Cilantro - 1/2 bunch, cleaned and coarsely chopped
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  • In a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add the Onions, Garlic, Peppercorns and dry red chillies. Saute until the onions are browned.
  • Add the turmeric, ginger to the pan and follow-up with tomato after a couple of minutes. When the tomato begin to lose shape, add the cilantro and switch off the stove.
  • Cool the mixture and grind.
  • Pour the lemon juice, spinkle some salt into the ground mixture.
  • Marinate the lamb chunks in the ground mixture for about an hour.
  • Pressure cook the lamb along with the marinade for about 2-3 whistles. Switch off.
  • Grind the fennel and cumin seeds coarsely in a mortar/pestle.
  • In a deep saute pan, add the remaining oil and the add the ground spices plus the bay leaf.
  • Transfer the pressure cooked mixture to the saute pan and cook until a desired consistency is reached.

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  1. too grogeous dish.....will make each and everybod drooling...

  2. Dear lassie
    I am book marking this dish...I like the spicing , I also note that you have not used clove, cinnamon and cardamum. I am sure the bay leaf and fennel will give a unique flavor...I wish i cook it today. any way another 11 days to go....and will be home.
    Have a nice week

  3. Such a fantastic dish, makes me drool..

  4. ohhowww..Superb it..the color looks soo good..Make us drool here...yummo yummo yummo...

    Kairali sisters

  5. oh wow!!! that looks awesome...i m drooling

  6. Oooh! you have one of my favorite songs playing! I'm glad I discovered your lovely blog :)

  7. I adore all of the spices in this recipe, it looks so good!

  8. une assiette bien appétissante et surement délicieuse bravo
    bonnes fêtes

  9. Thanks for dropping by CL. Love ur website collection. Am sure this curry would have tasted heavenly !! Will peek in often.

  10. Curried lamb looks really good.
    Vinola's blog has really good collection of recipes.

  11. am drooling here...that looks very tempting, a perfect click and a gracious curry!

  12. That looks wonderful. I love curry. I must try this.

  13. Look yummy I can adopt this curry using mushroom ...

  14. That looks awesome...


  15. look so spicy ..very delicious
    nice click too

  16. Mmm yes I believe that gravy is key! This looks so succulent and delicious!

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  18. spicy n delicious....i am so hungry now!

  19. Ciao carissima, la tua ricetta è saporita e molto gustosa! Bravissima. Baci e grazie della visita

  20. This just looks so so good, that an averse lamb/goat eater like me wants it so bad...
    seriously...looks way too yum to pass...

  21. this is best to eat with a plate of white rice, simply yummy!

  22. This is another lamb dish for keep, thank you!

  23. J'adore les curry d'agneau.
    Je note ta recette.
    A bientôt.

  24. awesome election foe recipe replica..looks delicious

  25. Looks great and sounds tasty. I made some lamb curry too and will share it soon.

  26. Looks delicious...I always love the music on your blog.

  27. I too liked this recipe in Vinolia's blog. In fact I bookmarked it ,but have'nt tried yet :-)awesome

  28. Stunning n classic lamb curry.I could imagine its combo with rice or roti.Tempting pic.

  29. I love lamb..... & your prep looks very convincingly impressive.... & tempting.... But for the time being I am avoiding all these stuffs... Let me c when next would I be able to savor these.....

    And BTW..... Thanks for all the love u shared & continue to share on me & my posts.... I t surely makes me feel better, whatever mood I am in.... I love the feeling...... U make me feel proud about myself.... even more.... :-)


  30. Dear Cool Lassi(e),

    thank you very much for that reference & for the lovely words; thank you for trying out one of mine... it's such a great pleasure to read that you loved the curry!!!

    yours have come out great & I 'm sure it tasted delicious too!!! have a nice day!!


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