Lamb Curry

Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow


1 kg lamb pieces
3 onions, peeled and finely chopped
3 tbsp oil
3-4 cardamom pods
3-4 cinnamon sticks
3 tbsp, finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp, finely grated ginger
1 tsp turmeric
3 tbsp roasted Masala
1 tablespoon breyani masala
Salt to taste
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
Fresh coriander


In a large pot, heat the oil on medium heat and add the onions, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon sticks and fry until golden brown

Add the meat and garlic and ginger and braise for 5-10 minutes . Add 1 cup of hot water and and cook for 30-40 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally . Next add all the spices and braise and stir for 10 minutes. Adding only a tbsp of water at a time . Add the potatoes and 1 to 2 cups of water and cook until potatoes are soft, stirring when required , garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with roti or white rice .


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