© Tina Rupp
Active Time
35 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 45 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4 to 6

Chef Way Vikram Sunderam relies on plenty of spices, like cardamom, cloves and cumin, to flavor this succulent lamb stew (the name translates roughly into "red lamb"). Easy Way Use Madras curry powder, a spice blend, in place of the individual spices. Slideshow: More Easy Indian Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large, enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil. Season the lamb with salt and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the lamb is browned, about 12 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate.

Step 2    

Add the onions to the casserole and cook over moderate heat until lightly browned, 4 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic, curry, turmeric, cayenne and bay leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomato, yogurt and water; bring to a boil. Season with salt.

Step 3    

Return the lamb and any juices to the casserole. Cover partially and simmer over low heat until the lamb is very tender, 1 hour. Stir in the garam masala; cook for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaves. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice and naan.

Suggested Pairing

A Sicilian Nerello Mascalese or juicy Sicilian red blend.

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