Indian Lamb Curry
This aromatic-spiced lamb in a spicy tomato sauce; pairs excellently with rice pilaf or naan, an Indian flatbread.
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound lamb shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 dried red chile pepper
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut
1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas
- Mix onion, coriander, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, cumin, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Coat lamb with mixture and marinate, covered, overnight in a medium bowl.
- In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Break chile over pan, crumbling into hot oil. Sauté lamb, scraping onions and spices into pot, until well browned. Add tomatoes (undrained) and coconut and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in peas and cook until thoroughly heated. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.