How to make it

  • Rosat all the spices listed above from 1-12 in a hot frying pan for few minutes on a slow heat. Do not burn them, Do not smell the aroma please. All the spice mix has to be roased.
  • Remove all the spice mixture and put in a grinder mixer. Grind all the spices to a fine powder. Do not smell the mix.
  • Mix the powdered spices with garlic, ginger, yogurt, salt, sugar and wine venigar
  • Add the labm pieces to the marinad above and store refrigerated over night. Mix several times while marinating
  • Melt butter in a pot, fry the potatoes for 5 minutes, then add the onions, green chilli, tomatoes and fry for 10 minutes
  • Add the lamb with the marinade to the tomato mixture and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Let evaporate to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve with Basmati rice, naan and Raita.
  • Be careful, this dish is not for every one. This is one of my favorite hot and spicy dishes
  • Note you can keep half the marinade frozen for next time. You may also substitute lamb for chicken breast cut in cubes or use drum sticks instead. Enjoy

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    " It was excellent "
    chris4414 ate it and said...
    Great recipe- I loved it. I made a few changes. I used ground instead of whole spices, and substituted 1 tsp whereever you wrote 1 tbsp (for any of the whole spices). I also cut down on cardamom to 1 tsp ground measure and added an additional 1 tsp ground sumac and 1 tbsp fennel seeds. I cooked the onions and peppers first for about 10 minutes before adding the diced tomatoes, and continued until they softened, before using a hand blender to puree the mix. (I might try a regular blender next time since I splashed myself quite a bit with the hand blender.) Finally, I removed the lamb from the marinade to sear for a few minutes in a hot pan, before adding everything to the tomato/pepper puree.
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    " It was excellent "
    BigVJZA80 ate it and said...
    I see why your name is Pluto. Because this dish was out of this world!
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    " It was good "
    salmonsaucelover ate it and said...
    nice but had a ring of fire the next day, would make it again though well done
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    " It was excellent "
    Ziggizman ate it and said...
    Oops, and I forgot to add:
    2 - 5 habanero peppers instead of the 2 green chilis.
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    " It was excellent "
    Ziggizman ate it and said...
    Sorry to spam, I meant to add this!
    Brick Lane has a run for its money, now!
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    " It was excellent "
    Ziggizman ate it and said...
    I have cooked this recipe over and over and modified it until I got it to my personal liking. I must thank Pluto for this splendid recipe, it is quite authentic and allows me to save quite a lot of money on restaurant trips. I also make mango lassi to go with this but haven't, yet, found a decent naan recipe. I need to find a good pizza stone for naan, as well.
    4-5 Tblsp green cardamom buds
    3 black cardamom buds
    12cm stick of cinnamon (whatever version they have in your shop)
    20 garlic cloves, minced and hand ground to paste (or use a machine to do that)
    3 Tblsp salt
    1 heaping Tblsp sugar
    6 Tblsp grated ginger
    1/2 cup ghee (or even just butter)
    1/2cup vinegar (1 cup is too much)
    1/2cup water
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  • TommyC1 6 years ago
    Simply amazing! Thank you very much for this recipe.
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  • BadMamaJamma 6 years ago
    I am cooking this right now. The entire house smells absolutely AMAZING from the yummy aroma. Bring on the heat... Bring on the pain... I can't wait to taste the finished dish.
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  • gjflood 7 years ago
    Thanks for the recipe, it was delicious (and hot)! made it with venison...
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    " It was excellent "
    Addelito ate it and said...
    Thanks for this recipe. This vindaloo is authentic and absolutely delicious. I suggest you put a little less vinegar in it though.
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    " It was excellent "
    trev ate it and said...
    Sounds like an authentic recipe which has to be tried. What a combination of flavours. Thanks for sharing this one. I can't wait!
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  • danni 10 years ago
    AAAARRRRGH!!! MY NOSE IS BURNING!!! (I smelled the mix)

    Fenugreek seeds are also called Methi seeds you can find them at some specialty grocers.
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  • berry 10 years ago
    Hi Pluto, I don't know "fenugreek seeds, Hmmmm, can I find these seeds with other name or replace them with something else??? thanks!
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  • nanny 10 years ago
    You are a man after my own heart.Bring on the spice.Your spices sound like a marriage made in heaven and lamb is one of my favs.A definate must try!!!!
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  • mellian 10 years ago
    ok.. this is hot! I'm going to bookmark it, but I know I'll cheat and cut back on the heat. LOL! Oh, I promise I won't smell the spice mix. ;-)
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