Kerala Lamb Curry
135 mins (prep 45, cooking 90)
21 ingredients
4-6 servings
This one is for lovers of curry, more specifically, those who crave south Indian cuisine. I ate this recently in India and thought I was in heaven. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients. It is really very easy. However, please do not make substitutions if at all possible, as the taste just won't be the same. It is important to use fresh curry leaves, as in the dried form they are quite tasteless (I buy them fresh, then store them in the freezer). The coconut is optional, but I cannot imagine this dish without it, and unfortunately, dried coconut just won't do. Sometimes I buy frozen freshly grated coconut and store it in the freezer, otherwise you can buy a fresh coconut. You will notice ingredients for 'tempering'. Tempering is the final seasoning of your masterpiece. It involves heating a little oil to which a selection of small amounts of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram dhal, curry leaves, asafetida or other spices, are added. The result is an undeniably Indian flavor and aroma. I like to use coconut oil when cooking south Indian cuisine, but any vegetable oil will suffice. Add less chili if you prefer your food not too hot! Adapted from a recipe by Madhur Jaffrey.

Categories:  lamb~sheep , main-dish , meat , indian , <-4-hours , curries , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (122.66 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 279.8 Calories from Fat 182.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.26g 124.65%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 51.92%
Trans Fat 0.33g %
Cholesterol 10.03mg 13.38%
Sodium 1033.08mg 172.18%
Total Carbohydrate 27.05g 36.06%
Dietary Fiber 9.06 g 144.96%
Sugars 6.01 g %
Protein 3.8g 30.43%
Vitamin A 387.92IU% Vitamin C 2.75mg%
Calcium 181.24mg% Iron 4.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot red chili peppers, cumin seed, fresh coconut, ground turmeric, brown mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, fresh ginger, cloves garlic, boneless lamb shoulder, brown mustard seeds, urad dal, fresh curry leaves