Lamb Curry with Apples

Lamb Curry with Apples

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993

This quick apple curry is the perfect use for leftover cooked leg of lamb. Make it a meal: Brown basmati rice soaks up the sauce. Green Beans Indian-Style is a nice accompaniment.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder, preferably Madras
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 15-ounce can reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 pound cooked lamb meat from the leg, cut into ½-inch cubes (4 cups)
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons slivered crystallized ginger
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Toast cumin and coriander seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until they are aromatic, about 1 minute. Transfer to a spice mill or mortar and pestle, and grind to a powder; set aside. In the same pan, toast mustard seeds until they start to pop, about 1 minute; set aside.
  2. Peel, core and chop 1 apple. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and chopped apple; saute until softened and golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeno pepper, curry powder, paprika, cinnamon, the reserved mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon of the ground cumin-coriander mixture; saute until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add broth, lamb, raisins and crystallized ginger; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Peel, core and cut the remaining 2 apples into ½-inch chunks; add them to the lamb mixture and simmer until the lamb is tender and the apples are soft, about 10 minutes longer. Stir in the remaining ground cumin-coriander mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 291 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 69 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 289 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 58 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 254 mg sodium; 628 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit, 3 lean meat

Reviews 1

May 28, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Lamb curry with apples. Nice recipe, I LEFT OUT THE JALOPENO.
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