Lamb in Pickling Spices
Lamb in Pickling Spices
Enjoy this quick and easy Indian lamb recipe by Reza Mahammad from Reza Spice Prince of India.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Simmer
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 40 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • ½ kilogram of lean Lamb cut into 1.5inch – 2inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon of Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 25 millilitres of Mustard oil
  • 100 grams of Ghee
  • 4 large Onions thinly sliced
  • 4 -6 whole dried red Chillies, broken in half
  • 6 whole Cloves
  • 3 black Cardamom
  • 4 green Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of black Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of Fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of Nigella seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 4-6 Cloves crushed
  • 2 inch/5cm piece of grated Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of red Chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Jaggery, broken into small pieces
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Fresh Coriander to garnish
  • Serve with Chapati’s
  1. Boil the meat with salt and turmeric in only as much water that it should dry up when tender. If some liquid remains, drain and keep aside for later
  2. In a separate pan heat the mustard oil, when it begins to smoke add the clarified butter/ghee
  3. Fry the sliced onions to a golden brown, remove and set aside. This will take around 15 minutes and be sure to continue stirring them to get an even golden brown
  4. In the same oil add the whole dried chillies and fry until they blacken, remove the pan from the heat and discard the chillies
  5. Bring the same oil to the heat once again, and add the cloves and both the cardamoms and allow them to sizzle for a few seconds, then add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel, nigella, fenugreek and asafoetida
  6. Once the seeds crackle and pop, add the garlic and ginger stir-fry for 1 minute then add the cooked meat along with the red chilli powder, jaggery and 2/3rds of the fried onions
  7. Stir-fry for a few minutes, add some of the leftover meat liquid (if any) or water to keep it moist and break the meat up a little with the spoon
  8. Add the lime juice with 2 tablespoons of water and simmer over a low heat until the liquid dries up and only the ghee remains
  9. Serve with hot chapati’s and garnish with the remaining fried onions, and chopped fresh coriander

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