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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Slow Cooker Indian Style Lamb Stew

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If you want to enjoy flavorful dinner with around 500 calories, this is it. Lamb, rice and piece of Naan bread will fill you up.

8 servings
  •     2 T canola oil
  •     1 large onion, chopped
  •     3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  •     1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  •     1.8 pounds Bone-In Lamb Stew Meat
  •     2 T fresh mint
  •     2 t ground cumin
  •     2 t ground coriander
  •     1 t ground turmeric
  •     1 t ground home made garam masala  (recipe below)
  •     1 t red chilli flakes OR ground cayenne (reduce to 1/2 teaspoon if you like less bite)
  •     2 t salt (to taste, you might need 2.5 teaspoons)
  •     28 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  •     1 T molasses
  •     Fresh mint, finely chopped

  1.  In an iron skillet, heat canola oil on medium-high flame. 
  2. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and sauté until onions are golden and glassy (about 3-5 minutes). 
  3. Add lamb and sauté until just browned. 
  4. Add mint, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, red chilli flakes, salt, crushed tomatoes, and molasses in the slow cooker and mix well. 
  5. Using a large spoon, transfer contents of skillet into slow cooker insert. . Mix well to combine.
  6. Cover and set slow cooker on HIGH for 4 hours OR on LOW for 8 hours.
  7. Serve with basmati rice.

 Garam Masala
1/2 t black pepper
1 t ground cloves
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t all spice 
1 t cardamom
3 bay leaves (crumbled)
1/2 t dill
1/2 t anise seeds

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