Monday, September 24, 2012

Lamb Curry and Spiced Basmati Rice

The leftover lamb from Saturday was delicious in a lovely curry this evening.  

Lamb Curry 
 (rough measurements)

I am not 100% sure about the measurements, because we just randomly threw things together, but it contained:

1-2 T canola oil
1/2 large white onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
4-5 mushrooms, sliced
1 lb leftover lamb leg (cooked)
1 cup or so canned diced tomatoes (with liquid)
1 cup hot water
1 T parsley
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 T corn starch
about 3 T curry powder
1/4 cup cold water
garam masala, tumeric, cumin, more curry (to taste)
Salt and Pepper

Heat the oil and let the onions and garlic cook for a few minutes.  Add the lamb, mushrooms, tomatoes, hot water and parsley and let simmer on low for about an hour.  Add the carrots, celery and bell pepper partway through the hour.  After the hour of simmering, make a paste out of the corn starch, curry powder and cold water.  Add this and then season with other spices to taste.  Serve with rice.

Spiced Basmati Rice

1 cup Basmati rice
1.5 cups water
1 tsp garam masala
pinch of salt
pinch or two curry powder

Throw all ingredients into a pot.  Bring to a boil.  Switch to another burner that is on low and cover for 15 minutes.

Dinner was hours ago, yet the house still smells spectacular.  I'm very happy there is some leftover for tomorrow's lunch.

Do you ever turn leftovers into a whole different creation?
What do you do with leftover meats?


Anonymous said...

Sometimes I'll use leftover chicken to make a casserole. If I have leftover beef and gravy, I'll usually make shepherd's pie.

I definitely feel like lamb is not my thing, but it could be that I just haven't had it prepared in the right dish, as I definitely find that it tastes gamey.

Allysia said...

Curry is the best for making the house smell awesome! I was going to say that sauteing onions and garlic is #1, but usually curry involves that anyway, so it wins. :)

Kacy said...

I'm weird about leftover meat, so I usually give it to Tom to reheat, haha. I do like beef leftover if it's reheated in the oven or on the stove, but not the microwave.
That curry sounds amazing. I love the exotic meals you cook.
Thanks again for the package. I loved everything!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You are good at turning leftovers into something else! I usually just eat leftovers as they were prepared in the first place. My mom was very good at creating new dishes out of leftovers. Like she'd use leftover roast to make chow mein, which was so good!