Sag Gosht


Ghee – 4 tbs.
Mustard Seeds – 1.5 tbs.
Garlic cloves, crushed – 2
Cardamom seeds, crushed – 2 tsp.
Ground Coriander – 1tbs.
Fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped – 1.5 inches
Lean boned lamb, cubed – 2 lb.
Medium Onion chopped – 1
Green Chilies, chopped – 3
Sugar – 1 tsp.
Turmeric – 1 tsp.
Spinach, trimmed, washed and chopped – 2 lb.
Salt – 1.5 tsp.
Black Pepper – .5 tsp.
Yogurt – 3 Tbs.


Fry until the seeds begin to pop. Stir in the garlic, cardamom, coriander and ginger and fry for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the lamb cubes and fry until they are evenly browned. Stir in the onion, chilies and sugar and fry until the onion is golden brown. Stir int he turmeric and spinach and cook for three minutes. add the remaining ingredients and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for one hour or until the meat is cooked through and tender and stir well. Preheat the oven to cool 150 C (Gas Mark 2, 300 F). Put the casserole into the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve at once.
4-6 servings.

From _The World of Cooking: Indian Cooking by Isabel Moore 1973