Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Very filling and delicious
- 1 lb lamb stew meat, trimmed and cut into 1-2-inch cubes
- 1 large yellow onion, roughly sliced
- 1 medium ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 2 small potatoes or 1 large potato, chopped into 1-2-inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons hot vindaloo curry powder
- 1 small chili, seeds removed and finely chopped (optional)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup fresh peas (or another vegetable) or 1⁄4 cup frozen peas (or another vegetable)
- salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil
- long-grain rice, for serving (such as Basmati)
- In a covered skillet, heat the oil on high. Brown the lamb pieces, turning to brown each side every couple minutes or so, about 5 minutes total. While browning, season the lamb with salt and black pepper. Place lamb pieces into a bowl. Turn heat to low and add the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions just begin to soften, 3-5 minutes. Add the chili pepper, garlic and tomato. Stir mixture under medium heat, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the curry powder and lamb and stir to coat everything thoroughly. Add the water, vinegar and bay leaf, and bring mixture to a boil. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir curry and add the potatoes. Simmer covered for another 15 minutes. Leave cover partially opened and cook for 15 minutes more. Taste for seasoning. If curry is still too soupy, cook uncovered over medium heat until the sauce reduces to desired consistency. Add the peas at the last minute of cooking (if using another vegetable that requires a little more softening, add sooner). Serve alongside steamed rice.
While this was easy to prepare, I didn't think it was much different than lamb stew with curry powder. It wasn't bad, but it didn't really ring my bells at all. Sorry. Don't let that turn you off - if you like lamb stew, you will like this.
A really easy to make yummy curry thank you. I used the optional chilli and doubled the vinegar.