White Lamb Curry

"This recipe from the Globe and Mail's food section is provided by Vancouver chef Vikram Vij. If you like fruity flavours you can add dried apricots or raisins as a garnish."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Wash the meat and squeeze out all the water. Add the yogurt, salt, ground onions, ground garlic and mix thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot. When oil is smoking slightly and the bay leaf, cloves, peppercorns and cardamoms. Add the chopped onions and fry until golden brown, add the meat/yogurt mixture and keep stirring. Bring the heat to medium, cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cook until the lamb is almost tender. Add the coconut, poppy seeds and milk and bring to a boil. Cook until the gravy thickens.

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