Lamb, chickpea & spinach curry with masala mash

Lamb, chickpea & spinach curry with masala mash

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Cooking time

Ready in 1 hr 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try this flavourful lamb curry with creamy mash

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
469
protein
38g
carbs
48g
fat
15g
saturates
5g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
1.04g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 500g lean lamb stewing cubes
  • 1 red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 400g can tomatoes
  • 200g can chickpeas, washed and drained
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 100g spinach, roughly chopped
  • 700g potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp korma curry paste (we used Patak's)
  • 100ml thick yogurt

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, cook the lamb until browned all over for about 10 mins, then remove from the pan. Cook the onion in the same pan until golden brown, about 5 mins. Stir through the ginger, garlic, cumin and coriander, then cook for 2 mins more until you smell the spices. Return the lamb to the pan, pour over the tomatoes, bring to the boil, then leave to simmer over a gentle heat for 11⁄2 hrs until the meat is really tender. Top up with a little boiling water if the sauce becomes too dry. Add in the chickpeas and garam masala, then simmer for 5 mins more. Stir through spinach and cook until wilted slightly then season to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes until softened, about 15 mins. Drain and mash. Stir through the curry paste and yogurt, and serve alongside the curry.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2005

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Mitch85's picture

I made this with no lamb and no ginger and was very tasty

newfoundland's picture

Over all, a very dissapointing dish, meat bland, mash just didnt work certainly would not make again.

sarahk's picture

Thinking about trying this recipe. Always worth looking through previous comments for recommendations. The last 3-4 comments were a load of rubbish about money and cars. Is the web site vetting the comments? Judging by these comments - obviously not. I'm still interested in the recipe but may give up on the comments posted!

ellenw's picture
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I made this in the slow cooker using chicken instead of lamb. The curry was great but we werent overly impressed with the mash...we'll have it with rice next time.

suleser's picture
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Loved this dish - the mash is yummy, yet so simple!! I recommend adding chillis.

lyraverde's picture
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This was very tasty, easy to make and really enjoyed the different mash. Didn't blow me away hence only 4 stars, but I would make it again.

kimkap's picture
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Simply delicious and so easy to make. My husband has already asked when we are having it again!! I think this recipe is one that would work well with beef as well so going to give that a try soon - will give you all an update.

janette155's picture
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Very, very nice, and really easy.

Just be sure to choose a potato suitable for mashing.

sarahfh's picture
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Really nice. Some additional chilli is ideal but depends how hot you like things.

dunn4518's picture

i done it with chicken due to lamb costing to much and it was just as nice the mash was a bit runny due to the yogurt and would next time put a stronger curry paste in

peggysdaughter's picture
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A really tasty,easy recipe that works well every time. Give it a go!

kargates's picture
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This is such a nice dish, my wife liked it so much. I added a pinch of chilli powder and used a madras curry paste. It was really nice.!!!

keithchef's picture

I made this for a charity event, being freelance i get a lot of charity gigs & love em all,
the mash went down wonderful however i did cook some rice for those who like it (like me) but not one person out of 24 went for the rice including me!!!

rgupta1's picture
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A curry without chillis or turmeric! Didn't taste as authentic as it could be. Like the idea of spicy mash though, rather than using a curry paste I just added some fresh roasted spices - bliss!

s12oux's picture
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yum. really easy and tasty. I made excess amounts to freeze and eat later but my greedy friends polished off the lot. Served this with the indian spiced green veg which went very well.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Was good - i didn't think it was amazing though. Maybe should have made the mash but only served with some naan breads.

emcritchley's picture
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Really disappointing. Very bland and not much taste of curry. We served with Basmati rice rather than the mash so can't comment on that part of the dish. Won't be making again.

kathy535's picture
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We thought this was ok but not special, a bit bland and tasteless and that was with the red chilli I added at the start. I made a lambless version for vegetarian teenage daughter at the same time and she did like it, so 4* from her, 3* from me and 2* from husband. Wouldn't make it again.

ajmstiven's picture
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OK but not enough flavour and spice for me. Probably won't cook this version again although I do like the idea of lamb, spinach and chick peas.

craftyharry's picture
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Added some yoghurt to the curry along with some hot chili powder. It was fantastic, and loved the mash it was a great alternative to the usual rice!

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