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- 4 dried red chile peppers (such as cayenne)
- 3 long, green fresh chile peppers (such as Indian Jwala)
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri garam masala
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 2 pounds lamb meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
- 20 whole blanched almonds
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Prep 35 m
Cook 1 h 30 m
Ready In 2 h 5 m
- Place red chiles, green chiles, cumin seeds, garam masala, ginger, garlic, grated coconut, and tomatoes into a blender; pulse several times to chop, then blend into a smooth paste.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.
- Stir the spice paste into the onion and cook and stir until the oil separates from the mixture, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in lamb pieces and salt. Cook, stirring frequently over medium-high heat, until the lamb pieces are browned on all sides, about 8 minutes.
- Mix in yogurt, saffron, and blanched almonds until well combined.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the meat is tender and the gravy is thick, about 1 hour.
- Garnish the curry with chopped cilantro before serving.
To make this recipe in a slow cooker, follow steps 1 through 3. You may brown the lamb before adding it to the slow cooker, if you like (step 4). Combine all of the ingredients except the yogurt and cilantro in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Stir in the yogurt; cover and cook for 10 minutes more. Top with cilantro before serving.