Lamb, coconut & mango pilau

Lamb, coconut & mango pilau

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(40 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 40 mins Ready in 1 hour 50 minutes

Easy

Serves 6
Try this fragrant and filling one-pot supper that works just as well with beef and chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal575
  • fat24g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.82g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 600g lamb neck fillet or shoulder, cut into large cubes
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 2 onions, halved and sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 tbsp curry powder (we used Bombay curry spices)
  • 1 fat red chilli, thickly sliced
  • 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 700ml hot lamb stock (from a cube is fine)
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 400g basmati rice
  • 1 medium mango, peeled, stoned and sliced
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • handful toasted flaked almonds (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large, shallow ovenproof pan, tip in the lamb, then fry on a high heat for 5 mins until browned all over. Take out of the pan and set aside. Fry the onions in what’s left of the oil for 5 mins, until starting to soften and turn golden at the edges. Tip in the garlic and curry powder and fry for 1 min more until toasty and aromatic.

  2. Stir the lamb back in to the pan along with the chilli, coconut milk and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover the pan and place in the oven for 1 hr, until the lamb is completely tender. Alternatively, you can simmer the pan on a low heat for 1 hr on the hob.

  3. Season to taste, stir in the rice, re-cover pan, then return to the oven or hob for 30 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed. Take off the heat, leave to stand, covered, for 10 mins, then fluff the rice with a fork. Sprinkle with the mango, coriander and almonds, if using, then serve straight from the pan.

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merrysee
11th Feb, 2011
5.05
I made this when we had friends over for dinner, it was loved by all four of us, the recipe serves 4, but we all had seconds and polished it all off in one sitting, I'm having a dinner party in a few weeks, and this one is definitely on the menu.
lindseymartin
10th Oct, 2010
5.05
Make this time and time again as it is a family favourite. My son now also makes it in his uni house as it is a great one pot dish.
judejunni
27th Aug, 2010
5.05
We loved this. Made it with boneless chicken thighs and it was delicious
karenwhitby
31st Mar, 2010
5.05
This is one of my favourite recipes & really adaptable too. I have swaped the lamb for chicken, & if I don't have a fresh mango I used dried fruit or raisins. Also, if in a rush the whole thing can be speeded up by adding the rice as soon as the other ingredients are in.
kverboom
13th Nov, 2009
5.05
Great recipe. I added some curry powder, delicious!!
sigz
9th May, 2009
Lovely, me n my boyfriend totally loved this, however I felt there's too much rice..next time will slightly reduce the amount of rice
nuffinbuttrouble
3rd May, 2009
5.05
Really lovely. I used ready prepared mango in a jar as i find the ripeness of fresh mango too unpredictable
melanieday
12th Feb, 2009
This meal was easy to cook, we did it the quicker way on the pan. The sauce was tasty and rich like a risotto, a clear winner with my boyfriend who had seconds!
ratryn
3rd Dec, 2008
Absolutely amazing - a firm favourite in our house!
claireannmoran
6th Nov, 2008
Very, very nice. We all (4 of us - kids included) liked this. Easy to make too.

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