Indian lamb with spiced pumpkin pickle
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus marinating
- Serves 4, plus a spare jar of pickle
A spicy new way to serve up lamb, with a pickle that makes a delicious accompaniment to Indian dishes
For the pickle
- STEP 1
To make the pickle, cook the squash in boiling water for 6-10 mins until just tender but not falling apart. Drain gently.
- STEP 2
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions, ginger and chilli for 10-12 mins until soft. Add the mustard seeds, ground coriander and turmeric for 1 min. Stir in the cornflour, then the sugar, then gradually stir in the vinegar. Simmer for 6-8 mins until thickened. Gently stir in the squash until just hot, then divide between 2 hot, sterilised jars and cover. Cool completely. The pickle can be eaten straight away or left in the fridge, unopened, for up to 1 month.
- STEP 3
Put the lamb into a dish. Mix together the yogurt, ground coriander, turmeric, nearly all the chopped coriander, the lemon zest and juice and marinate for 1 hr or up to 1 day.
- STEP 4
Griddle or pan-fry the lamb for 1-2 mins on each side until cooked to your liking, then scatter over the remaining coriander and eat with spoonfuls of pickle and naan.