Lamb with Spinach Curry (Saag Gosht) Recipe - Serves 4

Lamb with Spinach Curry (Saag Gosht) Recipe

469 calories each serving (667 calories if eating with rice)

Taste Rating = 7.5     Heat Rating = Mild


2.5cm (1 inch) cube fresh ginger root, coarsely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons (10ml) salt
2 red chillis, coarsely chopped
2 cups (500ml or 17 fl oz) water
500g (1 lb) washed and trimmed spinach
3 tablespoons (45ml) olive oil
800g (2 lb) lean lamb, cut into cubes
2 bay leaves
3 green cardamoms
5 whole cloves
2.5cm (1 inch) stick of cinnamon
1/2 cup (125ml) unsweetened yogurt


Puree ginger, garlic, onions, salt and chillies in a food processor and set aside
Heat the water in a large pan and boil the spinach for 5 minutes or until the water has evaporated
Drain, squeeze dry and puree the spinach in a food processor and set aside
Heat oil in large heavy-based saucepan
Brown the lamb in small batches and put to one side
Add the bay leaves, cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon to the pan and stir-fry for 2 minutes
Add the onion paste that you made and cook for 5 minutes
Stir in the spinach puree and browned meat and 1 more cup (250ml or 9 fl oz) of water
Cover and simmer over lowest heat for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally (add more water, if necessary)
Stir in the yogurt
Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon stick
Serve hot on rice

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Recipe submitted on 31 January 2007

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