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Lightning Lamb Dhansak

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  • Barbara Hodder
    Lightning Lamb Dhansak Serves 4 -by Ainsley Harriott Preparation Time : 10 to 30 mins Cooking Time : 10 to 30 mins Ingredients 500g/1lb2oz cubed lamb 30g/2tbsp
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2004

      Lightning Lamb Dhansak

       

      Serves 4

       

      -by

      Ainsley Harriott

       

      Preparation Time : 10 to 30 mins

       

      Cooking Time : 10 to 30 mins

       

       Ingredients

       

      500g/1lb2oz cubed lamb

      30g/2tbsp garam masala

      30-45ml/2-3tbsp vegetable oil

      2 onions, thinly sliced

      2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

      200g/7oz diced pumpkin or squash

      100g/4oz red lentils

      600ml/1pt hot vegetable stock

      15g/1tbsp curry paste

      15g/1tbsp tamarind paste

      25g/1oz caster sugar

      salt and freshly ground black pepper

      2tbsp freshly chopped fresh mint and coriander juice of 1 lemon pilau rice, to serve

       

        Method

      1. Toss the lamb in the garam masala. Heat 1tbsp/15ml/½floz of the oil in a large pan and quickly brown the lamb.

      Transfer to a plate and set aside.

      2. Add a little more oil to the pan, then cook the onions, garlic and pumpkin or squash for 5 minutes until softened and beginning to brown.

      3. Now add the lentils, stock, curry paste, tamarind paste and sugar and return the lamb to the pan. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and the ingredients and lovely and tender.

      4. Check the seasoning, then stir in the mint or coriander and lemon juice, to taste. Serve with pilau rice.

       

       

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