Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lamb'n' Cilantro

   It has been a while since I made lamb at home.  You might know that lamb is not exactly the most famous meat in the US.  Apparently, in the early days the military used to serve mutton (considered meat of older sheep/goat) which is tough meat with a heavy flavor. So much so that, they banned it at home while on their holidays.  This is kind of a "did you know" fact I read on wikipedia.  Either ways, it helped me understand why I could never find this meat in Kroger (my staple stop).
    However, this does not mean there are no more enthusiasts.  I did find some in Sams and found out a couple more places where they are sold.  Hurray! I expressly cut them into bite size pieces and put together this dish..  Fried  onions to a golden brown.  The slightly sweet and caramalized onions paired with generous amount of cilantro takes this dish to the next level.  The flavor of lamb, onions and cilantro blends in to make this exotic treat. 
    Serve it up with some rotis, parathas or plain rice and succumb to the magic it weaves.
Ingredients:

Lamb -2 Lb
Onions - 2 nos
Tomato - 2 nos
Ginger - 2 Tbspn
Garlic - 1 whole (about 2-3 Tbspn chopped)
Coriander – 1 Tbspn
Chili Powder – 1 Tbspn
Garam Masala – 2 - 3 tspn
Cilantro (Coriander) – ½ bunch
Turmeric – 1 tspn
Oil – 2 Tbspn


 Method:

1.      Sauté onions in enough oil till golden brown
2.      Add ginger sauté followed with garlic
3.      Add chili, coriander, garam masala, turmeric and sauté
4.      Add cilantro leaves chopped and then the tomato
5.      Add the washed and drained lamb in and sauté
6.      Once oil clears the pan pressure cook on medium for 4 to 5 minutes
Contributor: Sunitha

44 comments:

  1. I've never tried cilantro and lamb together - it looks great. Nice photos.

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  2. Delicious! I have sources for goat but lamb seems to elusive.

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  3. ufff. looks awesome. Love that flower

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  4. Love the lamb curry and the history behind the "lack of lambs" in the meat section of your grocery store.

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  5. looks awesome.... yummyyyyyyy...

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  6. Slurppp, such a tempting lamb curry, absolutely delicious..

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  7. sunitha,

    curry adipoli aaytiundu.

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  8. Wow!! they are mouthwatering, the clicks are superb !!

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  9. Looks amazing, gotta try it ... :)

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  10. A wonderful combination and sounds so delicious!

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  11. woooow,,,sounds great dear lamb with cilantro leaves great sure it will taste good with nice aroma of cilantro...

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  12. woooow,,,sounds great dear lamb with cilantro leaves great sure it will taste good with nice aroma of cilantro...

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  13. my elder brother cooks lamb this way...the curry looks great very creamy and rich.

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  14. This is a lovely recipe. Your photos are beautiful. I can only guess how tasty this one.

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  15. I think cilantro and lamb is a very good marriage. Your dish looks very delicious. Would be so good with paratha or chapati. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  16. It looks spicy and yummy!! Nice recipe..

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  17. just drooling here my dear..no words:)

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  18. the dish is very tempting ....but i loved the snaps and the presentation which are just awesome..

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  19. Super dish with lamb...looks too good..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  20. You have the most loveliest blog. Cool pictures and adipoly recipes.
    You people rock!!
    I am drooling here.

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  21. Awesome pictures, looks soo good and yum

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  22. yummy we love lamb in our house and its popular in the Uk where I am from

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  23. Looks spicy and yum! Luved the flower shaped bowl..:)

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  24. lovely pics sunita,...looks delicious

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  25. Now I know why lamb is not very popular in the U.S. I love both lamb and mutton curry, will certainly try this

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  26. Waw!! What a marvellous & tasty lamb dish!! So well presented too!

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  27. voglio imparare alcune vostre ricette... :)

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  28. We get lamb, but not goat and i don like the smell it gives out...so avoid making anything with lamb..although sometimes we crave for our nadan mutton chops...this looks delicious...

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  29. Lovely pictures. The dish looks tempting and inviting. Never cooked with cilantro, now it interests me.

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  30. I LOVE lamb and I know this blend of spices and seasonings would make me infinitely happy. That stew looks mouth-watering.

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  31. I dont like lamb much but this looks tempting...

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  32. A wonderful combination....Lamb curry looks so delicious. Very well presented too.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  33. Looks tempting and mouthwatering...

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  34. Hi Sunitha,

    your lamb dish looks fantastic well flavoured with coriander!!! I love lamb meat, your preparation looks tempting!!!

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  35. Lovely recipe...lamb looks great.

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  36. Excellent clicks......lamb looks awesome....

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  37. Yeah its difficult to find mutton here but i buy in bulk frm indian grocery stores n freeze it.
    this curry luks mouthwatering.

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  38. I have never get my hands on cooking lamb, your recipe look just simple, I immediate bookmark this and will try my 1st lamb dish. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. That is a tempting lamb dish!

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  40. That's a wonderful dish! Lovely photograph.

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  41. Can't wait to make them..!Thanks for the recipe!

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