Hot-Peppered Lamb Curry

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh long green chillies
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 600g boned lamb leg, chopped coarsely
  • 2 large brown onions (400g), sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4cm piece fresh ginger (20g), grated
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods, bruised
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes (300g), chopped finely
  • 70g natural yoghurt
  • 125ml water
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander

Instructions

  1. Finely chop 1 of the chillies finely shred remaining chilli.
  2. Heat half the ghee or butter in 5.5 litre pressure cooker cook lamb, in batches, until browned. Remove from the cooker.
  3. Heat remaining ghee or butter in the same cooker cook onion, stirring, about 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Add garlic and ginger cook, stirring, until fragrant. Return lamb to cooker with spices, tomato, chopped chilli, yoghurt and the water secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure cook 25 minutes.
  4. Release pressure using the quick release method (using tongs to turn the pressure valve on top of the cooker to open the valve and release the steam) remove lid. Stir in juice season to taste. Serve sprinkled with coriander and shredded chilli and accompanied by steamed white long-grain rice, if liked.

Tips: If you prefer a milder version, reduce the amount of pepper and chilli. You can also serve it with an extra dollop of yoghurt if you like. Recipe suitable to freeze.