Easy Lamb Curry Recipe
Becky Said:Curry question please..?
We Answered:Lamb Madras Curry -- This is my all time favorite curry to make; it's pungent flavor wins me over every time. You can use beef if you like, but it often takes a little longer to cook, so just leave it simmering for another 20 minutes or until the meat melts in your mouth. I also suggest that you make this 2 days in advance as the flavors will develop and the curry will become even more delicious
1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 whole dried red chile peppers
6 fresh curry leaves
3 tablespoons garlic paste
2 teaspoons ginger paste
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
2 1/4 pounds lamb meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter), melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
2 cups water, divided
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
6 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
Toast the coriander seeds over medium-low heat until they begin to turn brown and pop. Repeat the toasting process with the cumin seeds, then with the dried red peppers. Transfer each ingredient to a food processor or spice grinder as you finish. Add the salt and grind to a fine powder. Mix with the garlic and ginger to form a thick paste.
Sprinkle the turmeric over the lamb, stirring lightly to coat. Toast the fennel seeds as above and set aside. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat with the ghee and vegetable oil; cook the onions until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in your curry paste and fry for 1 minute. Stir in the meat and fry for 1 minute more. Pour in 2/3 of the can of coconut milk and 1 cup of water; bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the remaining coconut milk and 1 cup of water, along with the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, and toasted fennel seeds. Cover with the lid ajar and return to a simmer, cook for about 1 1/2 hours until the lamb is tender. Stir occasionally and thin with water if the sauce becomes too thick while cooking.
When the lamb is tender, stir in garam masala, sugar, and the tamarind paste dissolved in 3 tablespoons of water; cook 5 minutes longer, or until the sauce thickens. Remove the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods before serving.
Lydia Said:Can anyone help me find a recipe? I switched onto Saturday Kitchen Live yesterday morning and James Martin was
We Answered:Is it this?
James Martin's lamb curry
Or maybe this All-In-One Curry
Failing that you could always try emailing James Martin's website directly:
Alfred Said:What are some cheap, easy finger foods I can make for picky eaters?
We Answered:The popular finger foods these days are deli meat trays, finger sandwiches (tuna, chicken, egg salad), chicken fingers, pasta salad, shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers, chips and dip, chips and salsa, veggies and dip, lil weenies, (pigs n a blanket), ....
Costco or Sam's Club is your friend! You can buy all kinds of good finger food in bulk for pretty cheap. Such as: teriyaki chicken skewers, mini quiches, veggie/fruit/cheese trays, coconut shrimp, buffalo wings, spinich/artichoke dip, bruschetta, etc.
The most work you have to do for most of these is take it out of the box and stick in the oven. They also have a ton of pre-made, ready to go platters that would be quick and easy!
Take those little cocktail weenies and wrap a little dough
around them bake in oven...Always a big hit!! Just use crossant rolls and cut into little strips..... Another hit cold shrimp
defrost arrange on a tray, then put a bowl in middle with cocktail sauce... Check out the food network on-line, Sandra Lee has alot of semi- homemade ideas. One of her shows had a backyard reception she did...Just look at her show titles and you will find.
Easy, Easy way out.. go to sams club and buy the big packages of heat and serve finger foods... $10.00 a bag and you have everything from tgif friday dips to wonderful designer finger foods, such as shrimp dejonge...Quick, Quick and simple...Hope this helps!!!!
Lillian Said:Potato Curry Home-style recipe that is easy.....?
We Answered:POTATO & SPINACH CURRY: South Indian Style
1 lb of firm potatoes (like Yukon Gold), peeled and cut into large pieces
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 inch piece of ginger (peeled and finely minced)
1 lb of baby spinach (washed well and chopped)
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 fresh curry leaves
1 tsp urad dal
3-4 fresh green chilies
pinch of asafetida
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp tamarind concentrate (or 1 tsp tam powder)
1/2 can of coconut milk (light is fine)
salt to taste
1 tbsp vegetable oil
freshly chopped cilantro leaves for garnish
In a large pot of salted boiling water, boil the potato pieces until just fork tender. Drain well and set aside until needed.
In a large deep skillet on medium high heat, add the oil. When hot, carefully add the black mustard seeds. When the splattering has stopped, add the cumin seeds and urad dal.
After 30 seconds, add the curry leaves, green chilies and asafetida. Stir and add the onions. Fry until slightly browned and add the ginger. Stir fry for a minute and add the turmeric, salt and red chili powder. Stir fry and cook the spices for a few minutes, add the potatoes. Stir well to coat all the potato pieces with the spices. Now add the tomatoes, stir and let cook for 5 minutes. Then add the spinach and let wilt into the curry. Finally add the coconut milk and tamarind. Reduce the heat to simmer and let cook for 5-6 additional minutes until all the ingredients are well combined. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves and serve with fragrant Basmati rice.
Ian Said:cook books?
We Answered:Here are a few E-Z recipes you might want to try. Good Luck & enjoy.
COLA CHICKEN (And more variations of recipe)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup catsup
1 12oz. can cola (pepsi, coke, etc.)
Put chicken in a non-stick pan.
Mix together catsup and cola, pour over chicken.
Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook 45 minutes.
(turning chicken a few times, while cooking...to prevent from sticking to pan)
Uncover, turn up the heat and continue to cook until the sauce
becomes thick and adheres to the chicken.
It turns into the most incredible BBQ sauce. Yummmm!
You can double the recipe and use more pieces of
chicken....wings...would be ideal...add some hot sauce....presto "Hot Wings"!
I have used Ribs, just as good.
I tried this recipe with 'meatballs'....was equally
as good...served over rice.
I found another variation.....omit the catsup and add a small jar of Salsa (any variety).
I have tried using Salsa (omitting the catsup....not).
You'd think a recipe with only '3' ingredients couldn't be messed up....wouldn't you??
Well...while I was preparing to fix the 'Cola Chicken' recipe
using Salsa.....I was also trying to carry on a conversation with my
husband...(just proves...I can't do two things at once)....mixed Salsa & Catsup (before I realized I was supposed to leave out the catsup) & Cola........still turned out really tasty (to me)...might be a little sweeter than some of you like.
I fixed chicken wings, (using the above recipe)
but...I added the spices from a MILD (I don't care for "HOT") Buffalo Wings packet...(the kind you get to bake in the oven).....I thought it was really good.....(but you/I can't find a 'bad' way to fix chicken).
Finally....!! I fixed the 'SALSA' chicken......that's good , too.
Another (bright)idea.....I thought of trying......replace the
catsup with a bottle of Shrimp Cocktail Sauce...and add a bag of (pop corn) shrimp.....!
Fixed the shrimp with cocktail sauce......eh...wasn't all that
great...was OK...probably won't be fixing it again.
Also tried beef stew cuts......that was pretty good.....I can see
myself making this again.
Served both over rice.....think the stew cuts would have been just as
good over noodles.
Try little cocktail weiners/sausagesâ€¦for appetizers.
CRUNCHY ONION CHICKEN
1 1/3 cups Frenchâ€™s Original French Fried Onions
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 egg, beaten
Onions in a plastic bag.
Chicken in egg
With onion crumbs, press firmly to adhere to chicken.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place chicken on lightly greased baking pan.
Sprinkle with additional onion crumbs, if desired.
Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
CHILLI DOG CASSEROLE
1 pkg. (8) hot dog buns
1 pkg. (8) hot dogs (use more if you like)
1 can Chilli (15 oz. without beans, use more if you want)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cups shredded cheese
DIRECTIONS: Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
In a 9" x 13" baking pan, break up hot dog buns (bite size) and spread in pan.
Cut up hot dogs (about 1/2" size) spread over buns.
Spoon/spred chilli over hot dog/buns.
Sprinkle onions over all.
Squirt mustard over entire mixture (don't spread...just make a few lines both ways across mixture)
Cover with shredded cheese.
Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
(Hint: If using extra hot dogs & chilli, don't add extra buns.)
Whatever cans of veggies I have, that I like, in cabinet it goes in the pot.....along with all the juices in the cans.
Cook on stove top or Crock pot.
gr.beans (any variety)
tomato (any variety)
potatoes (whole or sliced...or both whatever you like)
You get the idea....lol.
Also add a package of shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix).
You can even add a package of onion soup mix.
If it gets to dry and needs more liquids....add tomato juice...V-8...etc.
(Iâ€™ve not made this one yet)
EASY BEEF STROGANOFF
3/4 lb lean ground beef
1 jar Heinz HomeStyle Savory Beef Gravy (12 oz Jar)
1 can mushrooms, drained (7 oz can)
1/2 cup sour cream
4-6 cups hot cooked noodles
salt & pepper, to taste
In a medium skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until browned and thoroughly cooked. Carefully drain liquids and return to stovetop. Stir in Gravy and mushrooms, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, until thoroughly combined. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately over hot noodles.
Preparation Time: 1-15 minutes
Cook Time: 25+ minutes
(Iâ€™ve not made this yet, eitherâ€¦.just received it.)
"Corny Beanie Weenies."
(from a country preacher in Mississippiâ€¦wife & 2 teenage sons)
Mix one can of good baked beans
We use a good sized can of beans (14-16 ounces, I think) and
get a kind that we like (maybe with brown sugar, onion, and bacon).
There are several kinds of good baked beans.
and a package of Oscar Meier Weiners (all sliced up).
with a can of whole kernel corn (drained)
Any way, heat up these three ingredients, and serve with brown bread
(maybe toasted ?) and a glass of milk.
It doesn't get any easier than this, and is suprisingly good!
P.Sâ€¦..Might put ingredients ina casserole dish and top with corn muffin mix.
Your choice of beef (to fit crock-pot)
1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix
1 pkg. dry Brown Gravy mix
1 cup water
Put beef in pot.
Mix together all the dry mixesâ€¦.then add water â€¦pour over meat and cover & cook on high 4-6 hours.
Until meat is tender.
The first time I mad it I didnâ€™t have the Italian Dressing mixâ€¦.so I added a pkg. of Onion Soup Mixâ€¦.I have to say I liked that better.
If you use more water you might want to add more Brown Gravy mixâ€¦.to make a thicker sauce. Was gonna add
potatoes and carrotsâ€¦but never got around to it.
HASH BROWN CASSEROLE
2 lbs. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (thawed)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
sweet pepper chopped (red â€“ green â€“ yellow â€“ orange â€“ or a mixture of all)
1 lb. Sausage, cooked until pink disappears, crumbled
1 cup ham cubes
4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
1 small can sliced mushrooms
1 small can sliced black olives
2 â€“ 8oz. packages of shredded cheese
Â½ cup milk
12 eggs beaten
sour cream & salsa (optional)
Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan, wipe excess with paper towel.
Spread potatoes on bottom (cand be lightly browned in a skillet first if desired)
Sprinkle sausage over potatoesâ€¦then
Onions (reserve about Â¼ cup)
Mix eggs & milk togetherâ€¦â€¦.I added about 2 TBLS. Tabascoâ€¦more to your tasteâ€¦ pour slowly over all.
Cover with shredded cheeseâ€¦.then sprinkle over all
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Uncover and bake at 375 degrees for 35 â€“ 45 minutesâ€¦until browned and cheese is melted.
Serve with sour cream and/or salsa.
OLD SETTLERâ€™S BEANS
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bacon
1 chopped onion
Brown in skillet and drain excess grease.
16 oz. can Red Kidney Beans (drained)
24 oz. can Pork & Beans (drained)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup Catsup
2 TBLS. Molasses
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Mix Thoroughly !
Cook in a crock pot until...hot...hot...hot!
MARINATED VEGGIE SALAD
1 lb. can French style green beans
1 lb. can small peas
1 lb. can white corn
1 - 4oz. jar pimento (chopped)
1 cup shopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup sugar (I used artificial sweetener)
2/3 cup vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1.)Pour green beans, peas, corn & pimento in a colander to drain over a
large bowl. Discard 1 1/2 cups of liquid.
2.)Put veggies in a large bowl and fold in onions, celery and green
3.)Mix together thoroughly the remaining ingredients and toss with
4.)Cover and let sit over night in refrigerator. (The longer it marinates the better.)
2 sticks butter
1 2/3 cup sugar
5 eggs (1 at a time)
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon rum extract
Mix thoroughly and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees.
(All recipes are mixed the same.)
Melt ingredients, seperately in microwave until runny.
Mix together and pour into serving dish.
Chill until firm, cut & serve.
16 oz. container of Fudge Frosting
1 bag of Chocolate Chips (any flavor you like)
Peanut Butter Fudge #1:
1 small jar Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
2 bags of Peanut Butter Chips
Peanut Butter Fudge #2:
1 small jar Peanut Butter (18oz.)
16 oz. container of White Frosting
1 small jr Marshmallow Creme
1 bag White Chocolate Chips
1 tsp. Almond Flavoring
1 small bag Chopped Nuts
(I've made this without the flavoring & nuts....I want to try
into balls and dipping in a chocolate coating....sounds good to
I've doubled all the above recipes. The Marshmallow Nougat
recipe...doubled and added a container of white frosting (had an
extra one....so thought....why not!)
I use a double boiler..(prefer the double
boiler)...add chips in first ...then rest of
nuts and flavorings for last.
Kreamy Kool-Aid Pie
1-(6 g) package un sweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
1-(14 oz.)can sweetened condensed milk
1-(8 oz)container Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed.