Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spiced Lamb Fry

This is a popular lamb fry at my cousin in-laws place. Having heard how tasty the lamb fry is, i gave the recipe a try and it is finger licking good.


2 lb - Lamb, chopped to small pieces

To marinate meat

5 - Green chili
1 inch piece - Ginger
5 flakes - Garlic
2 sprigs - Curry leaves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
Salt to taste

For meat masala powder

1 small - Cinnamon stick
1 - Star anise
1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds / Perumjeera
2 - Cloves
1/2 tsp - Khus- Khus / Poppy seeds
2 tsp - Coriander powder

For masala gravy

1 - Onion, chopped
2 sprig - Curry leaves
4 - Garlic, crushed
2 - Green chili, slit in center
1/2 inch piece - Ginger, grated
1 - Tomato, chopped
1 tsp - Red chili flakes
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 bunch - Coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp - Black pepper powder, coarsely crushed


1 ) First make the meat masala powder. If you have eastern meat masala powder, you can use that, instead of making this masala powder. You will need this powder to marinate and to add to the gravy masala.

2 ) To marinate meat - Grind green chili, ginger and garlic to a paste. Mix this paste with curry leaves, salt to taste, red chili, turmeric and 1.5 tsp meat masala powder. Apply the mixture on the meat and marinate for 1 hour.

3 ) Add the meat into a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles.

4 ) To make the gravy - Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add curry leaves, garlic, onion and fry till onion is browned. Then add green chili, ginger, chili flakes, turmeric powder, 1 to 2 tsp meat masala powder and fry for a minute.

5 ) Add tomato and fry tomato very well. Then add coriander leaves, cooked meat, stir and mix. Close with a lid and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Cook till the meat is well dried. Sprinkle some black pepper powder, stir in. Finally, Crush a few curry leaves and add to the meat.

Serve hot and have with rice or roti. This will taste even better the next day, when the masala gets into the meat well.

Check this Meat Fry preparation too - Erachi Varattiyathu


Kalai said...

Your other meat fry recipe that you've linked was sooo good. This is making my mouth water! Have some mutton that I'll probably use to make this dish soon! :)

Dhivya said...

looks tempting

Sig said...

oh my, it looks super delicious... I haven't had lamb like this... I have had beef dishes that looks like this, completely dry preparations... I have so many to try from here pravs!

Pravs said...

Kalai : Thanks kalai :) Good to know you liked the other meat fry recipe. I had tried this recipe with goat meat and was not happy with the taste...but then i strongly think the meat was not fresh enough, so was not tasting good. With lamb it came out very well.

Dhivya : Thanks :D

Sig : Thanks sig :) Beef is good with this recipe, i am told. Do try the recipe, when you can :)

Purnima said...

Did that platter go to a contest? Beauuuuuutifully presented! The recipe as well as snap awesome...french fries decorated so neatly! hv a gr8 day!

Seena said...

Wow, enough to KILL me.. ! :D

Homecooked said...

Wow..this looks delicious!!! By the way the lamb you used,is it boneless? Will definitely give this a try.

k said...

I am addicted to your blog..just discovered it recently.
Really nice stuff..
tried godumb payasam yesterday..
Thanks for sharing such a wonderfull recipe.

Asha said...

Looks so delicious Pravs!! In here, they make something called "blackened chicken", they rub spices and bake I think. Looks similar to this. Beautiful dish, I will try it with chicken!:)

Happy cook said...

Wow they looks so delicious. I can smell the deliciousness from here.
My mom used to make beef fry

Seema said...

Looks great, too bad i dont eat Lamb.. I'll try with chicken instead.

Priya said...

sounds delicious. nice presentation

Pravs said...

Purnima : Thanks :D Even i liked the way the picture turned out.

Seena : Thanks :D

Homecooked : Thanks :)Meat was not boneless.Bones add taste.

K : Addicted ?? wow ! Thats really sweet of you to say so. Glad to know you liked the payasam :)

Asha : Yeah i have tried blackened fish here in new orleans. I am not sure how this will be with chicken. This will be good with other meats.

Happycook : Thanks :D you can try with beef.

Seema : Thanks :) I have not tried this recipe with don't know how it will turn out.

Priya : Thank you :)

Sagari said...

beautifulll pic pravs ,yummyy lamb fry

Sumitha said...

Pravs it looks yummy,like our naadan beef fry.The meat has a lovely dark colour so typical of such fries.Does that come with continous sauteing?

Prema Sundar said...

looks like lamb chukka varuval.. looks delicious.

Mallugirl said...

oh my! non veg mela here!! slurp..can i come over?make some palgova also for me to go with this!!

zlamushka said...

Oh, what a wonderful dish. I am a big lamb lover. I love the presentation with the fries all around. Yum! Bookmarked.