8.31.2014

Alice Cooks: Lamb Curry

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.  :)


Ingredients:
ground lamb
green pepper
onion
garlic
ginger
tomatoes
cumin
turmeric
garam masala
green chilies
peas


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.  :)

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