Peel and cut the
in half. Slice into eighth of an inch thin pieces, and place three quarters of the onions into a small bowl. Set aside remaining for rice.
Remove stem from the
Thai Chili Pepper (1)
and discard. Thinly slice chili including seeds and add to bowl with onions.
Fresh Ginger (1/3 cup)
. Mince the ginger and
Garlic (6 cloves)
and set aside. Cut
Fingerling Potatoes (3/4 cup)
into quarter inch slices and set aside. Reserve a few
Fresh Cilantro (1 cup)
leaves for garnish. Roughly chop remaining stems and leaves and set aside.
Persian Cucumber (1)
in half lengthwise and then slice into half inch pieces or grate using a box grater if available. Set aside. Pat dry the
Lamb Shoulder (12 oz)
with paper towels.
In a small saucepan, saute sliced onion with one teaspoon of oil,
Cumin Seeds (1 tsp)
, and half of the
Ground Turmeric (1/2 tsp)
. Saute for two minutes over medium heat.
Add one cup of water,
Basmati Rice (2/3 cup)
Salt (1/4 tsp)
. Stir. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Stir once, and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for ten minutes. Remove from heat, fluff rice, and keep covered until plating.
Heat a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Add
Olive Oil (3 Tbsp)
. When the oil is hot and close to smoking point, add the onion, thai chili,
Cinnamon Stick (1)
Star Anise (1)
. Saute for three minutes until onions are soft and translucent.
Turn the heat to low, add
Indian Seasoning Blend (1 Tbsp)
Mild Curry Powder (1 1/2 Tbsp)
, ginger, and garlic, and cook for three minutes, stirring constantly.
Turn heat back to medium high and add cubed lamb shoulder, potatoes, and
Salt (1/4 tsp)
. Saute for five minutes, uncovered, stirring every minute.
Turn heat to low, add three quarters of a cup of water, cover, and let simmer for sixteen minutes, stirring every five minutes.
Rinse and pat dry small bowl used for onion and chili. In the small bowl, combine half a cup of the
Greek Yogurt (1/2 cup)
, the cucumber, and salt. Zest the
directly into the bowl. Stir well and reserve for plating.
Heat another medium saute pan over medium high heat. Place one
Naans (4 pieces)
into hot pan and heat for one minute on each side. Repeat with each piece of naan. Fold each piece in half, then fold in half again. Hold for plating.
Remove the cinnamon stick, star anise, and whole cloves from curry. Discard. Fold the chopped cilantro into the curry until well combined.
Place a scoop of turmeric rice into the center of two bowls. Top with the lamb curry and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve the raita and folded naan on the side.