Goat Curry with Black Pepper

    Goat Curry with Black Pepper


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    This is a recipe for goat curry but it works equally well with lamb. Black pepper is found in abundance in Kerala (south India), coupled with curry leaves it takes goat to a whole new level.

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup fresh curry leaves
    • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
    • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) water
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 onions, thinly sliced
    • 5cm piece ginger, minced
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper, or amount to taste
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
    • 1/2 cup tomato paste
    • 500g goat stew meat, cut into 3cm cubes
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) water

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the chopped onion and cook until the onion turns translucent and the edges begin to brown, about 7 minutes. Scrape the onion into the container of a blender and set aside.
    2. Return the saucepan to the stove and stir in the curry leaves and peppercorns. Cook and stir until the curry leaves wilt and turn almost dry, about 5 minutes. Stir in the coriander and cook 1 minute more. Scrape the curry leaves into the blender and pour in 1/2 cup of water. Blend until the mixture has turned into a coarse paste.
    3. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in the saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sliced onions and cook until the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and garlic, continue cooking until the garlic softens and mellows, about 3 minutes more. Stir in the cayenne pepper, salt and turmeric; continue cooking 2 minutes.
    4. Finally, stir in the tomato paste, goat meat, pureed peppercorn sauce, and the remaining 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the meat is tender, about 30 minutes.

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    I used this recipe with chopped larger chunks of goat with bone, from an Afghan (Halal) butcher - a much cheaper cut. I extended the final cook to 6 hours in a slow cooker. The result was very similar to curries we ate in Bangladesh. - 23 Apr 2016

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