Curries Indian Lamb Main course

Potatoes cooked with meat and yogurt


  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 kg leg of lamb, cubed
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup natural yogurt
  • 2 green chillies, de-seeded and chopped
  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped


Heat 1 tbsp groundnut oil in a heavy pan and fry the onions until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.  Add meat to pan with garam masala and stir fry for 5 mins over low heat.   Add the onions back to the pan and remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the ginger, garlic, cayenne, peppercorns, cardamoms, cumin seeds, cinnamon, paprika and salt. Add yogurt and mix well.
Return the pan to the heat and gradually add the yogurt mixture to the meat and onions, stirring well to mix. Fry for about 5-10 mins. Add enough water to cover, lower the heat and cook, covered, for about 1 hour.

Add potatoes and chilli and cook for a further 30 mins or until potatoes are tender. Garnish with coriander. Remove the whole spices before serving if desired.

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