Punjabi Lamb in Spinach and Tomatoes

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A region of farmlands, the Punjab is famous for dishes based on pureed spinach (called saag on most menus).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend or process garlic, chillies, ginger, cumin and oil until smooth.
  2. Spread chilli mixture all ove the lamb, cover, refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Best if left overnight.
  4. Heat ghee in a large pan, cook onions, stirring, until browned lightly.
  5. Add bay leaves and spices, cook, stirring, until fragrant.
  6. Add lamb, cook stirring, until lamb is just browned.
  7. Boil, steam or microwave spinach until just wilted, drain.
  8. Blend or process spinach, undrained chopped tomatoes and paste until pureed, add to lamb mixture.
  9. Simmer, covere, for 1 1/4 hours.
  10. Remove cover and simmer 30 minutes or until lamb is tender and sauce is thickened.


Most Helpful

Excellent - and other than marinating and cooking time it is very quick and easy to put together. I did add a bit of salt but that was the only change that I made. Served with rice.

Jewelies September 30, 2004

well it sounds yummy...... sure m gonna try this. :)

sonia kanchi December 02, 2011

I'm not sure if i like it! I think it does taste better a day after. My husband said it wasn't like the one back home :( But a friend loved it. Cooked in pressure cooker for 30 mins and lamb was very tender.

In_A_Frenzy June 25, 2005

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