Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hearty Lamb & Butternut Curry

 This delicious butternut and lamb curry is the perfect meal for a chilly winter’s evening...

A fire to warm the house and the aroma of gently cooking curry makes for a pleasant and comforting atmosphere in the home…

The flavour of this curry is just excellent; mild and just a little spicy… 
The addition of fruit chutney makes it pleasingly sweet, with a tang which the dried apricots and lemon juice add...
The lamb is perfectly soft, and the butternut gives this dish a soft, buttery taste…
And fresh coriander leaves add a lovely finishing touch!

 Lamb and Butternut Curry

45ml olive oil
6 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cinnamon stick
1kg lamb knuckles
2 onions, chopped
8ml crushed garlic
8ml grated ginger
10ml each ground cumin and coriander
paprika, to taste
2 cans whole tomatoes or 
8 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
300g butternut pieces
100ml dried apricots
10ml lemon juice
50ml hot chutney
50ml chopped fresh coriander
rice, to serve

Heat 30ml of the oilve oil in a saucepan.  Add the cardamom and cinnamon.  
Stir, then add some of the lamb.  Cook until browned on both sides.  
Remove from the pan and set aside.  Repeat with the remaining lamb pieces.
Heat the remainng oil and add the onions.  Saute until soft, then add the garlic, ginger and spices.  Cook for a few minutes, then add the tomatoes.  
Bring to the boil, then return the lamb to the saucepan.
Cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours until the lamb is almost tender.  
Add the butternut and dried apricots and continue to cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
Stir in the lemon juice and the chutney, and season to taste.  Garnish with coriander and serve accompanied with rice. 
 Bon Apetit!

Recipe Courtesy:  Ideas 365 recipes for every day of the year 

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~  Proverbs 31:14-15


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Stephanie said...

Dearest friend, this has my mouth watering! I have never hd lamb, but you make me want to try it :)

Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe with us. Hugs and much love!

Alex said...

This looks really tempting, a proper curry with all the separate spices.
I can just imagine the wonderful smell.
I shouldn't think there would be any left-overs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This really makes my mouth water! It's something I haven't made so I would like to try it! Hugs, Diane

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, another yummy-looking dish, Kelly-Anne! You are clearly enjoying making so delicious dishes! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and I love the passage from Proverbs 31. Hugs, precious friend!

Anonymous said...

When our summer heat begins to fade and cool, crisp weather returns, I would love to try this. Thank you!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, This looks so delicious.Thank you for sharing this recipe. Looks like you are an amazing cook!
Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead my friend.
Blessing, cm

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You're such a wonderful cook, dearest Kelly-Anne! I would love to try this dish, as the flavors sound fabulous.
The Proverbs verse that you shared is such a lovely one. xo

Sylvia said...

I have never tried lamb, but this looks very good Kelly Anne!

Amy said...

Good afternoon Kelly-Anne! I just can't get over that it's winter where you are and its hotter than blue blazes here, lol! I've never had lamb and you make it sound so yummy. Once it gets cooler here I might just have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing and thank you for always having kind words when you visit my blog. I'm so glad I found you through my mother in laws blog living from glory to glory. I hope you have a lovely day! Hugs to you friend! Amy

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, wow this looks like the perfect recipe to make on winter evening. I would love it if you shared this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party that I co-host on Mondays.
Julie xo

Jess said...

What a great looking recipe! you really make it sound so easy! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!