Curries Indian Lamb Main course Rice

Spiced lamb and coconut pilaf


Cooking time
20 mins

A little groundnut oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
500g minced lamb
350g basmati rice
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
Half tsp turmeric
Quarter tsp fenugreek
Quarter tsp hot chilli powder
300ml chicken stock
400g tin coconut milk
140g frozen peas
1 lemon or lime
Handful coriander leaves


In a heavy-bottomed casserole dish with a lid, fry the onion, garlic and ginger in the groundnut oil until soft and slightly coloured.

Add the lamb mince and brown. Next, add the rice and spices with a pinch of salt and stir well. Pour in the stock and coconut milk. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for about 10-15 minutes or until the liquid has been mostly absorbed. Add the peas and cook for a further 2 minutes. Check the seasoning, squeeze over the lemon or lime and garnish with the coriander.

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