Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins
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 :-)
- 1 long green chili
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 cm fresh ginger, grated
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 kg boneless lamb, cubed
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 cardamom pods
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 bunch english spinach, de-stalked and finely shredded
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup plain yogurt
- Remove seeds and white membrane from the chilli and chop finely.
- Set aside with garlic and ginger.
- Heat 2 Tbsp oil in frying pan and brown the lamb in batches, drain on paper towel.
- In a dry frying pan combine fenugreek, cumin, mustard, cinnamon and cardamon.
- Cook for 1 minute or until seeds start to pop.
- Set aside. Heat remaining oil and cook onion until softened, 3-4 minutes, then add roasted spices.
- Add garlic, ginger, chilie, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, coriander and bay leaves to onion.
- Cook for 1 minute, then add lamb and stock.
- Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 1 1/4 hours.
- Stirring occasionally.
- Add spinach and salt, cook for 5 more minutes or until spinach is wilted.
- Stir in coriander and yoghurt, discard cinnamon stick and bay leaves and serve.
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.
Surely this should be fenugreek powder and not seeds? Seeds are very bitter even after frying. This spoils the dish - very bitter.
We like spicy Indian dishes, so I substituted ghost pepper for the green chili and added more fresh ginger (about 5Tablespoons) and tumeric (fresh rather than ground). I also substituted vegetable broth for the beef broth and used coconut oil for all the frying (so it's a healthy oil). We could not stop sipping the broth as it was simmering! Thank you for this recipe! It is better than any saag I've had at restaurants.