Badami Gosht     

Curry TypeGhosht
SourceFoods orient ,INDIA
Time to prepare1 1/2 hours
Time to cookUnspecified
No. of servings4
Ingredients5 T vegetable oil
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves
1 T cardamom seeds
1 large onion chopped
2 garlic cloves ,crushed
1 1/2 inch fresh ginger,peeled and chopped
1 1/2 lb lean lamb,cubed
1 1/4 cup yogurt(plain)
1 tsp saffron threads,soaked in 2 T boiling water
1/2 tsp chilli pwd
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 dried red chillis
InstructionsHeat oil in a saucepan.When hot ,add cinnamon ,cloves and cardamom and fry for 1 minute.Add onion and fry.stirring occasionally,until it is soft.Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 3 minutes,stirring frequently.Add the lamb cubes and fry until they are evenly browned.
Beat the yogurt ,saffron mixture and chilli paste together,then stir mixture into lamb cubes.Cook for 1 minute.
Beat the almonds with enough water to form a thick paste,then stir the paste into the lamb cubes ,with the salt.Simmer for 15 minutes.Stir in coconut milk and chillis and reduce the heat to low.Simmer for 1 hour,or until the lamb is cooked through and tender.Uncover the pan for rhe last 10 minutes of cooking.
Transfer to a warmed dish and serve at once.

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