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A simple fried meat recipe that can be used with any vegetable or lentil to boost the taste.
Total servings: 2-3
Preperation time: 1 hour
Best for: All
How to serve: Hot
500g boned lamb
2 medium onions, skinned, and chopped
2 tbsp freshly ground garlic
1/2 tsp. chili powder
to taste salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 level tsp. ground turmeric
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
1" piece ginger, peeled and ground
Cut meat into 1/2 inch pieces.
Put onions, garlic, salt, chili powder, ground coriander, turmeric and meat in a heavy based pot. cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the meat is half cooked.
Add tomatoes, and ginger in meat and cook for 5 minutes, stir all the time to mash tomatoes.
Add oil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, keep stirring all the time. You may have to add one or two Table spoons of water to prevent gravy sticking to the bottom of the pot.
When the gravy begins to release the oil, the meat reaches the bhuna stage. Now it is almost tender and a little cooking is required to finish the dish.
Meat cooking time depends on the quality of meat.
Bhuna is an excellent method for cooking "vegetables with meat" or "lentil with meat".
When the meat reaches bhuna stage, the vegetable or lentil can be added to meat mixture(bhuna gosht). Plain water is usually added to make gravy.
The cooking time depends upon the vegetable or lentil.Some vegetables are soft ,like okra and zucchini, and cook quickly.These kind of vegetables can be added directly to meat mixture (bhuna gosht) and cook them for 10 minutes.
Some vegetables and lentils take time to be cooked. In such case take out the meat pieces from the gravy. Add vegetable or lentil, when it is almost cooked add meat pieces, and cook for few minutes.