Delicious lamb and spinach curry

    1 hour 20 min

    This lamb and spinach curry is so much better than from the local takeaway! I dare you not to try the gravy whilst it's cooking...

    London, England, UK
    8 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons vegetable or rapeseed oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 500g diced lamb
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon fenugreek powder
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chilli powder (depending on taste)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 green chillis (e.g. birds eye), trimmed
    • 3 tomatoes
    • 250g fresh spinach

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Warm the oil in a large frying pan or wok over a medium low heat then add the onions and cook and stir for at least 15 minutes until they've reduced and sweetened and browned quite a lot (don't let them burn). Adding about half a teaspoon of salt can help prevent them sticking and burning.
    2. Once the onions are well on their way add the garlic and fry for at least 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Add all the lamb and cook through a little until it starts to brown.
    3. Now add all the masala spices and cook for a few minutes. Again keep stirring to prevent the spices sticking and burning. Add the rest of the salt at this stage too.
    4. Combine the chillies with 2 of the tomatoes, roughly chopped, in a food processor and blend to a paste. Add to the frying pan or wok, mix in thoroughly and turn down the heat to low. We've got some liquid at the moment but possibly not enough to continue frying.
    5. Whilst this is going on take a large frying pan and wilt down two large handfuls of the spinach and then blend a little to a rich green sauce, the spinach will wilt down a lot. Add the blended spinach and allow to come to a simmer.
    6. Add another handful of spinach (for me this is pretty much the rest of the bag - there's never too much spinach in this curry). Slice the final tomato and add to the mixture.
    7. Cook on a low simmer until the lamb is no longer pink in the centre and tender, about half an hour. Serve over rice.

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    Best lamb curry I've had in ages. The lamb and spinach from the local tandoori is a bit bland in comparison. Could do with more lamb I suppose.  -  01 Oct 2016