Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Lamb and Turnip Curry

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for a Lamb and Turnip Curry. It is one of my favourite lamb curries, and according to my mother, is a traditional Punjabi winter dish. I forgot to take a picture of the end result, but trust me, it was delicious!

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Vegetable Oil
2. Onions
3. Lamb Leg Pieces
4. Tomatoes
5. Salt
6. Red Chilli Powder
7. Ground Turmeric (Haldi)
8. Ground Cumin
9. Ground Coriander
10. Crushed Ginger
11. Crushed Garlic
12. Turnips
13. Green Chillies
14. Green Coriander

Bismillah, let's begin!

In a large pot, heat a few tablespoons of vegetable oil, and add 4 peeled and sliced onions.

Cook the onions until golden brown.

Add 2 pounds lamb leg pieces.

Slice 2 tomatoes.

Add the sliced tomatoes, and stir through.

Add 1 teaspoon salt.

Add 2 teaspoon red chilli powder.

Add 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (haldi).

Add 2 teaspoon ground cumin.

Add 2 teaspoon ground coriander.

Add 1 teaspoon crushed ginger, and 1 teaspoon crushed garlic. Stir to combine.

Bring to the boil, and then simmer for 1 hour until the lamb is tender.

Next, take 2 turnips.

Peel and cube the turnips.

Add the turnips to the curry, and cook for 15 minutes or until soft. Sprinkle on a handful of fresh green coriander, and a few chopped green chillies.

Serve with the Punjabi favourite - roti!


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  2. Thanks!!! Made this last night! Sooooo tasty!! Family loved it!!!

    1. I'm so glad you liked it, Dorothy. and, thank you for your kind words.

  3. hi
    What brand of red chilli powder do you use?

    1. I don't use a specific brand but I grind dried red chillis at home myself. you can also use crushed red chilli flakes too.

  4. Tried this for my dinner today. Simple yet soooo tasty. My family love it.

  5. aslamualaikum sister thoses are not turnips but swedes but i hope they tastes good

    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! Really? I never know the difference! :)

  6. Do you use a pressure cooker

    1. This curry was made in a normal saucepan but can be cooked in a pressure cooker too.

  7. Hi, can you please show us how you make your homemade chilli powder ? Would really appreciate it x

    1. Hello! I actually use ready-made chilli powder but in the past, all I would do is grind up dried red chillies in a grinder. Done!

  8. I have always had my do the cooking .. now being married.. anything iv ever made i have been guided by you. I appreciate this so much .. you're cooking is so much like my mother's.. Thank you x

    1. No problem! So glad my cooking reminds me of your mother! :)

  9. Assalaamu alaikum, can you tell whether any water should be added?


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