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Nisha's winter walk curry

This is what Nisha calls her winter walk curry - the lamb jalfrezi, a long slow cook that’s so easy to put together and it will be waiting for you when you get back!

Lamb jalfrezi

Serves 4


3 tbsp vegetable oil 

25g piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 

5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 

2 white onions, finely diced 

2 large green pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped 

700g diced lamb leg 

2 tbsp garam masala

1 tbsp cumin powder 

1 tsp ground turmeric 

3 bay leaves

2 black cardamom pods

½ tsp chilli powder 

400g tinned chopped tomatoes 

200ml water 

1 ½ tsp salt, or to taste 

1 heaped tsp sugar 

1 red pepper deseeded and roughly chopped 

1 large green chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced


1. Put the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium high heat.

2. When hot, add the onion, ginger and garlic and cook for 8 minutes until the onions have softened and turned golden brown. 

3. Add the green capsicum peppers, turn up the heat and toss for 3-4 minutes. 

4. Add the lamb and brown off. 

5. Add the garam masala, bay leaves, cardamom pods, cumin powder, ground turmeric and chilli powder and fry for 2 minutes. 

6. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, salt, sugar, chilli. Give everything a good stir together, then turn the heat down to low, cover and simmer on a low heat  for 50 minutes, or until the lamb is very tender.

7. Serve with rice or naan bread. 

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