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Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« on: June 08, 2009, 10:36 AM »
Hi all, got this off saturday kitchen. Rick Stein went to his favorite curry house in Bradford, and they kindly gave him the recipe for this curry!! Must admit, it did look sooo nice!!

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Mumrez Khan?s Lamb and Spinach Karahi curry recipe from the Karachi Restaurant in Neal Street, Bradford.

The Ingredients

250g (9oz) Ghee

3 tablespoons Fresh Coriander (chopped)

65g (2 1/2oz) Garlic

1 tablespoon Ground Turmeric

1 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder

350g (12oz) Fresh Spinach washed with large stalks removed

1 tablespoon Ground Cumin

4 medium sized Green Chillies with stalks removed

1 tablespoon Paprika

? tablespoon Garam Masala

550g (1 1/4lb) Onions Chopped

1 x 400g (140z) Can Chopped Toms

50g (2oz) Fresh Ginger, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon Salt

900g (2lb) Boneless leg or shoulder of Lamb (1? in) cubes

1 tablespoon Ground Coriander

120ml (4fl oz) water

A pinch of ground cumin and freshly ground black pepper to serve



How to Cook

1. Heat the ghee in a large, heavy based pan. Add the onions and cook over a medium heat, stirring now and then, for 20 minutes until they are soft and a light brown

2. Put the tomatoes, water, ginger and garlic into a liquidizer and blend until smooth. Remove the fried onions with a slotted spoon, add them to the paste and blend briefly until smooth.

3. Return the puree to the ghee left in the pan and add the lamb and salt. Simmer for 30 minutes, by which time the lamb will be half cooked and the sauce will be well reduced. Stir in the turmeric, chilli powder, cumin, paprika and ground coriander and continue to cook for 30-45 minutes for shoulder or 45-1 hour for leg, until the lamb is tender, adding a little water now and then if the sauce starts to stick.

4. Meanwhile, put 175g (6oz) of the spinach leaves into a large pan and cook until it has wilted down into the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 minute, then transfer to the rinsed out liquidizer and blend to a smooth puree. Set aside. Rinse out the liquidiser again and add the green chillies and 2-3 tablespoons of water and blend until smooth. Set aside.

5. When the lamb is cooked, there should be a layer of ghee floating on the top of the curry. You can either skim it off or leave it there, whichever you prefer. Then stir in the spinach puree and the remaining spinach leaves and cook for 2 minutes.

6. Now taste the curry and add as much green chilli puree as you wish, according to how hot you like your curries . Simmer for 2 minutes more.

7. Stir in the fresh coriander and Garam Masala. Transfer the curry to a serving dish and sprinkle with a little more ground cumin and some freshly ground black pepper just before you take it to the table.


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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 04:57 PM »
Which Saturday Kitchen was this, must have been a repeat coz it seems that Mr. Stein hasn't set foot in the Karachi for seven years....

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Travelled from Wakefield to Bradford based on reviews about Karachi Restaurant. Little seems to have changed over the years and pride of place on the wall goes to a seven year old press cutting showing Rick Stein with staff. I think a lot must have changed since then as I found the whole experience quite depressing. Not licensed so bring...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g186408-d730653-Reviews-Karachi_Restaurant-Bradford_West_Yorkshire_England.html

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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 05:35 PM »
It was on saturday kitchen 6th June 2009. It was a brand new episode. Rick stein went to the Karachi to eat this meal, and the gaffa gave him the recipe. It then went to a video of him making the curry in his home, and it looks delicious. Dont really fancy spinach though, so I will just add mushrooms instead.

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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 08:07 AM »
Yep just watched it, that is lifted from an old series RS did, the link I posted dates it from seven years ago. Typical beeb, rehashing old programmes and trying to pass it off as new, not everything you see on the telly is as it first appears.

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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 06:10 PM »
Regardless of how old it is, I have just finished eating it. Its fantastic. I didnt do the spinach bit, and left the chillies out. I added Mushrooms, and did it with Chicken.

This was a lovely smooth sauce!

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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 08:07 AM »
Hi Matt

Glad you liked it, after bubbling away in all that ghee I'll bet it was well smooth! What's wrong with spinach in curry? Fair enough if it's not to your taste but saag ghosht, which that dish was, is usually one of the best dishes on the BIR menu IMO, ah well each to their own.

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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009, 09:46 AM »
I made this last night, very, very nice I have to say.

The actual base sauce that is created was delicious, I may make this again but stop before the adding of the spinach without including any meat and try it as a base sauce for other recipes.

Im not sure if it was due to using ghee rather than veg oil I would normally use but there was something about the base that was right, I could of eat that on its own!

Thanks for the recipe

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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 11:43 PM »
What's wrong with spinach in curry?

Absolutely nothing but, it seems to make no difference to any curry I make. Yes it makes it green but, apart from that, what's all the fuss about? Tastes no better or worse than any other curry. Or, am I missing the point?
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Re: Lamb and Spinach Curry - Rick Steins
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2009, 08:31 AM »
....Or, am I missing the point?

Possibly SS but more likely I'd think you may not have been using enough of the stuff especially if you were using fresh spinach as the leaf is mostly water and wilts down to practically nothing when cooked.
Morrisons used to do creamed spinach in a jar which was spot on for curries and sag aloo etc, being jarred you could just use as much as needed and keep the rest for later use, but the buggers seem to have stopped making it :(.
My mission for today- scour supermarket shelves for suitable replacement, will report back to Curry Central in due course...

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