Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lamb & Sweet Potato curry with chapatis

This is the first recipe I have tried out of my newest book, Rick Stein's India. We watched each episode of this series each Monday night and we love Rick's style of cooking and story telling. I won't go into full recipe detail for the curry as it was quite involved but it turned out nicely with a thick gravy. I would halve the white pepper and chilli powder next time.
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The photography in this book is so good, really beautiful  - I can almost smell Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (where I visited in 2006) and hear the street noise of these bustling places...
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Chapatis
(Makes 8)
250gms (half plain flour, half wholemeal plain flour)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp melted ghee (or butter or vegetable oil)
120-150 mls warm water
In a mixing bowl, mix the flour with the salt, then add the melted ghee and 120mls of the water. Mix together, adding a little more water until you have a soft but not sticky dough. Knead for a minute or two then cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll our each ball on a floured board to about 13cm in diameter. Heat a heavy based frying pan or griddle so its nice and hot. I sprayed my griddle with cooking spray then cooked two at a time until bubbles appear then I sprayed the top side then flipped over for a further 2 minutes...
Cook until golden on both sides.
 
This is the old electric griddle I use (gifted to me by my mother-in-law) - its great for making pancakes, naan bread and now chapatis!
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Here is the curry with basmati rice and my favourite cucumber & mint raita - (which helps cool down a hot curry!).
Quite delicious apart from being just a little on the hot side for us. I'd definitely make it again! It's a cracking curry, Ricky!

PS:  I just had a serve for lunch today and it was even better than last night! Yummo!

Cheers - Joolz xx

10 comments:

  1. That looks really yummy. I must have a go at making the chapatis next time we have a curry. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Joolz - another day, another interesting meal! I'm curious about your griddle. Is that one that just sits over the hotplates, or is it electric? I'm thinking I need something like that. cheers Wendy

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  3. I watched Rick Stein's India too and really liked the show. Somehow I don't think I would have to halve the chilli and pepper, I live with a bunch of chilli heads.
    Looks delicious Joolz.

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  4. _I think that curry always tastes better after being left a day or two for the flavours to really meld together. It looks delicious - and those chapatis look so easy. Who would have thought that a dew simple ingredients was all it took. I've made your naan bread which was a big hit, so I'll have to try these with out next curry.

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  5. Sorry - did I miss that photo of the griddle?!

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    1. No, you're not going loopy, I added it when you first commented! Sneaky me!

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  6. Ha! problem solved
    It looks like it's been well used. I've got a breville grill thingy, but a flat one like that would be handy too. I'm guessing you can cook steaks on there too.

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    1. Its probably 30+ years old! Yes, you could cook meat on it but my hubby does a much better job of steaks in his gas Weber bbq that I cannot compete!

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  7. I keep meaning to try to make chapatis. It doesn't look too difficult and now that it is getting cool I will have to give it a go. That curry looks great.

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  8. I love making my own breads, I've made Naan a few times - I like watching them puff up over the heat :)

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