I bought some ground lamb as a complete impulse buy a couple of weeks ago and it's been sitting in my freezer ever since. I like lamb on very rare occasions so I have never cooked it before. I just felt like I wanted to try to make a lamb curry.
Since I had no idea what I was doing I went to the internet. Turns out that Ruth Crilly from A Model Recommends just so happens to have made a recent cooking video showing how she makes lamb curry. What luck that she appears to have read my mind! I watched it twice and then read through a bunch of random lamb curry recipes I found in a cookbook that I have and then put all of the things together. If you want to make this you should check out her video because she seems to know what she's doing. :)
First, the best part is the butter.
I used an entire onion and once that was soft, I put in an entire green pepper.
Then I suddenly remembered that I bought little green chilies. Most of the seeds were removed from these because I wasn't sure how much heat I'd end up with but I think that next time I will add more chilies and make it hotter.
The meat is next and then when that was about done I put in the spices, garlic and ginger. By the way, the ginger was a total pain to grate. Also, I didn't really measure anything. I put in roughly a teaspoon of each of the three spices and then at the end decided I wanted it to look more yellow so I put in a bunch more turmeric. I put in lots of garlic because we like garlic and I grated the ginger until I was too annoyed to continue. Ha ha!
My grandma had given me four tomatoes from her garden so that's what I used. I chopped them in the food processor and then added a little water. This was the point when I was concerned that I made curry soup and I was unhappy.
Conveniently, rice takes about 100 years to cook so this stuff had plenty of time to cook down. I also added frozen peas at the end because I really like peas. It was the correct choice. ;)
This was surprisingly really easy to make. It took a long time but it wasn't difficult. We got two meals out of it and it was really yummy!
Thanks for reading this very long and rambly explanation of what I cooked for dinner the other night. This was a stream of consciousness midnight retelling. :)