Lamb Bhutuwa (Nepali Lamb Stir-Fried in Himalayan Spices)

Recipe by Tulsi Regmi
READY IN: 45mins




  • In a large bowl, combine two tablespoons of oil, one tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, salt and pepper into a paste.
  • Add lamb pieces and mix thoroughly to coat; cover, and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • After marinating, drain the marinade and pat-dry lamb pieces.
  • In a processor, blend chopped onion, garlic, ginger, fresh red chilies, cumin and curry powder, asafetida, and turmeric into a smooth paste.
  • In a non-stick pan heat two tablespoons of oil.
  • Add dried red chilies and fry till dark.
  • Add spice paste; fry for another few minutes until the oil starts to separate from the spices.
  • Transfer marinated lamb to the pan, add salt and pepper and stir well to brown on high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir fry lamb until cooked tender.
  • It may require some broth or water to moisten, if it starts to burn.
  • Add green peas and green onions; stir for another two minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Drain excess oil, if necessary.
  • Serve with stir-fried vegetables and rice or roti (flat bread).