Lamb Saag

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by Sarah

Found this in a curry and chili cookbook. We actually didn't have any yoghurt the first time we made it. It was still great, just a little spicy. Edited the ingredients to change the amount of spinach - hopefully this amount will be more suitable :-)

Top Review by Eh Jay

Great recipe! I had been inspired by another (much fussier) recipe combining lamb and spinach when I saw this one. I'm glad I did and I served it to some friends that we'd spent a year in India with. Tough crowd and we all gave it two thumbs up. Made it "as is" except that it seemed that 900g spinach was a bit much so used a 1lb bag torn up. I will also make sure that the chili is a hotter one and adding the potatoe sounds like a good idea, depending on what you serve this dish with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove seeds and white membrane from the chilli and chop finely.
  2. Set aside with garlic and ginger.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in frying pan and brown the lamb in batches, drain on paper towel.
  4. In a dry frying pan combine fenugreek, cumin, mustard, cinnamon and cardamon.
  5. Cook for 1 minute or until seeds start to pop.
  6. Set aside. Heat remaining oil and cook onion until softened, 3-4 minutes, then add roasted spices.
  7. Add garlic, ginger, chilie, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, coriander and bay leaves to onion.
  8. Cook for 1 minute, then add lamb and stock.
  9. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 1 1/4 hours.
  10. Stirring occasionally.
  11. Add spinach and salt, cook for 5 more minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  12. Stir in coriander and yoghurt, discard cinnamon stick and bay leaves and serve.

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