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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.
Ingredients:
  • 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
Procedure:
  • 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.
Enjoy!

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41 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. That looks awesome...

    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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

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

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    There are some awards waiting for you at our space. Please stop by to collect them.

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

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

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  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...

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

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

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

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  24. awesome election foe recipe replica..looks delicious

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

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

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

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

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  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.... :-)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  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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XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)