Saucy Spice Co Afghani Lamb Curry
WOW – I can’t believe it – as I go through 6 assorted Saucy Spice Co Curry Kits, they are getting better and better!!
The last Saucy Spice Co kit that I cooked was the Persian Style Beef and thought it was better than the Madras, though I want to revisit the Madras to be sure.
This Afghani Lamb was definitely a cut above all others, no doubt, it was very obvious.
The smell coming from the kitchen while it was cooking was excellent.
My wife said she could smell it in the street on her way home!! and our kitchen is more than 80 meters from the street!!
Not having any lamb handy, in true Afghani style I made do with 500 gms gravy beef and 500gms chuck steak. The kit had quite a few unidentified seeds in the packet. Ingredients marked as – Cardamom. Chilli, Cinnamon, Coriander, Nutmeg, Asafoetida, Turmeric, Anise, Pepper, Ginger,
I added 2 med Onion & 4 cloves Garlic, 250ml Yoghurt, 1Kg beef, 250ml stock and also 1 Serrano chilli that they must have forgotten to mention in the recipe hehe
The cooking instructions were very simple and it was easy to cook. I simmered quite hard for 45 mins then put the pot in the oven for 1hrs gentle simmer with lid on, then 30mins with lid off to reduce the sauce, still in oven, followed by 20 minutes rest.
The meat was tender, juicy and the flavour went right through. I had only added one red fresh chilli and the meal had a nice bite to it, so there must have been plenty of chilli powder in the kit.
As excellent as this kit was, using Beef, I reckon it would be even better using lamb which is oilier and has a sweeter taste. I will definitely try this one again!