This is possibly the simplest curry recipe ever – just dump all the ingredients in a pot and simmer! In the end, you have a flavour packed and healthy Bengali mutton curry!

Lamb Dopiaza and Roti. Photo © Karl Rock.
Lamb Dopiaza and Roti. Photo © Karl Rock.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 500g lamb shoulder, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 800g onions, cut into quarters
  • 30g/6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 15g/3cm ginger, finely sliced
  • 500g natural yoghurt
  • 4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 10cm piece of cinnamon stick
  • 10 dried chillies
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 6 green cardamom pods, bruised
  • 6 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1½ tbsp salt
  • 250ml water

Instructions

Tip all the ingredients into a deep pan, mix together, cover with a tight-fitting lid and bring gently to a boil. Simmer over a low heat for 2 hours, until almost all the liquid has been absorbed and the lamb is tender. Serve.

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