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Qurbani Indian Lamb Curry Recipe

Indian Meat Curry Recipe

As Eid ul Adha draws closer and we receive our Qurbani meat, many of us wonder what we can do to make use of such blessed meat. This makes us question ourselves - which cuisine should I follow? Will people like what I cook? Well, we’ve put together a recipe for our tasty Indian lamb curry, which will make your guests ask for more! Make this Eid memorable by following the recipe below for a truly scrumptious meal.

Lamb meat is rich in iron, protein, vitamins and essential minerals. Meat was rarely consumed by the Prophet (saw) due to its lack of availability. It was therefore, considered as ‘na’eem,’ meaning luxury, so when it was eaten, it was eaten with great joy.

Abu Hurayrah (ra) reports: “Meat was brought to the Prophet. The shoulder was handed over to him, as he liked it. He had a bite of it” [al-Bukhari].

This hadith is referring to the meat of a lamb, and this has inspired us to bring you this recipe today.

Indian Lamb Curry

Serves: 10-12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 bay leaves
4 whole cloves
5 black peppercorns
4 cardamom pods
2 snapped cinnamons sticks
4 yellow onions chopped
4 pounds lamb cut into pieces of desired size
1 tablespoon ginger minced
1 tablespoon garlic minced
1 heaped table spoon salt
Coriander (to garnish)

Spices:
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
2 teaspoons garam masala powder
2 teaspoons of cumin powder
2 tomatoes chopped

Method:

1. To a large sauce pan, add the oil on medium heat with the bay leaves, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and cardamom pods.
2. Add onions, ginger, garlic and salt, and cook, stirring for 8-10 minutes.
3. Add in the lamb, turmeric, coriander, cumin and garam masala powders
4. Add tomato and let simmer on medium-low heat for 45 minutes, sprinkling coriander just before serving.

And there you have it! A succulent meat curry dish perfect for your Eid celebrations. The Prophet (saw) was always keen to share his meals consisting of meat, with his companions. Since this was seen as a luxurious dish, he saw it as a joyous occasion in which others could unite with him through the bonds of brotherhood. Follow the sunnah and be sure to share this recipe with your loved ones and give them the chance to eat their Qurbani meat in the tastiest of ways!

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