Saturday, 20 September 2008

Patina Gosht

150ml vegetable oil
3 onion finely chopped
10 cloves of garlic
75 g ginger
6 green chillies
1 tbsp cumin seeds
2 cinnamon sticks
2 black cardamom pods
2 cloves
6 whole black peppercorns
1 kg lamb, diced into 3cm squares
4 tomatoes, chopped
¼ tbsp salt
¼ tbsp red chilli
¼ tbsp turmeric
50g fresh coriander
50g fresh mint

Heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized pot then add onion. Grind garlic and ginger together in a small food blender and then add green chillies. Process again. Add to the onions after 10 minutes After a further 10 minutes add the whole spices: cumin, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and peppercorns. After 15 minutes add lamb and tomatoes and cook for about 50 minutes, then add salt, red chilli and turmeric. After 10 minutes add coriander and mint and let it simmer a further 10 minutes.

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