Lamb bhuna

Lamb bhuna
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: Ready in 2½ hours
  • Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • * Freezer friendly
  • Syns per serving:
      FREE

Bhunas are hot and fairly dry curries that get their intense flavour from the spices being fried separately.

ingredients

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 700g lean lamb leg steaks, visible fat removed, cut into large chunks
  • Chopped fresh mint leaves and sprigs, to serve

For the bhuna curry powder:

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chillies (or 2 tsp dried chilli flakes)
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds

method

  1. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, ginger and garlic and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add the bay leaves and tomatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the tomatoes have reduced to a thick paste.
  2. Meanwhile, put all the ingredients for the bhuna curry powder in a non-stick frying pan and dry-fry over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes or until aromatic. Grind them to a fine powder using a pestle and mortar (or a spice grinder if you have one).
  3. Add the bhuna powder to the onion and tomatoes and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, then add the lamb, season with salt and stir-fry for about 5 minutes. Add 300ml water and bring to a simmer.
  4. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1½ hours or until the lamb is meltingly tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover, increase the heat to high and cook for 20-25 minutes so that the sauce can thicken nicely.
  5. Scatter over the mint and serve hot with rice.

Tip: Instead of letting this curry simmer on the hob, transfer to an ovenproof dish and cook in an oven preheated to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3 for 2 hours.

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