Lamb is not that popular in the US but is extremely popular in Indian, Persian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine. Lamb is a great source of zinc and iron, two essential ingredients for healthy children. It is also rich in B vitamins, especially B12.
Here’s a fun savory taste lamb stew recipe that the kids will love. I have found that regardless of a child’s ethnicity, the kids really enjoy this lamb stew whenever I make it. Parents are often surprised that their kids eat it. If they come to our home for dinner and happen to try this, they always want the recipe before they walk away. It has an amazing smell of caramelized spices. It is savory and has no kick to it as there is no chilli in it. For an adult version of this recipe, I would add some chilli powder to this recipe.
This recipe is made at least once every 2 weeks in our home.
Here’s how I make it:
1 large red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
3 lbs boneless lamb cut into small 1 inch pieces.
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt or adjust salt to taste
1) Cut the onion, garlic, and ginger into small coarse pieces.
2) In a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom-ed pan toss in all the ingredients except the tomatoes.
3) Turn the pressure cooker on let the lamb cook for 3 whistles. If you are using a heavy bottom pan then I would let it cook for about 20 mins.
4) Turn off the pressure cooker and once cooled, open the lid and toss in the tomatoes and keep frying the cooked lamb mixture.
5) Cook for about 10-15 minutes on medium heat stirring continuously so that the mixture does not stick at the bottom. Cook till all the tomatoes are cooked and the lamb mixture reduces.
6) Serve with white rice.
Note: You can substitute lamb with beef in this recipe.
The Verdict: Simone and her friends love this recipe.