Lamb Dopiaza is a Muslim dish supposedly created in the late 16 th century by accident. Finish the curry with a squeeze of lemon juice and fresh cilantro. If you like this style of cooking, you should also check out my lamb korma, lamb bhuna or my chicken jalfrezi curry. The recipe was spread throughout Southeastern Asia by the Mughals, and thus has become a favourite curry dish in India as well as in Pakistan. Also, you can use your leftovers from the lamb tikka masala. For more vegetarian curries, check these out: paneer korma or beetroot curry. Hence, if you are not a huge fan of onions, then substitute them with some lemon juice, lime juice or cranberries. The lamb dopiaza curry always needs an acidic element / sour agent to bind all the flavours together. Then cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve it with plain rice or some naan breads, for a delicious meal for the whole family. A boneless shoulder is easier as you can just cut it up without having to worry about the bone. All photos found on Greedy Gourmet are available for licensing. It’s a very versatile curry in fact. Onions are fantastic flavour enhancers in this case. Your email address will not be published. Set to one side. Keywords: lamb dopiaza, dopiaza curry recipe, indian lamb curry, indian curry recipe, Tag @greedygourmet on Instagram and hashtag it #greedygourmet. How would you serve your lamb dopiaza curry? For instance, if you have a large family to feed, then serve the dopiaza with white steamed rice. Serve with favourite Indian side dishes. Dopiaza basically translates as “Double Onion” which gives this curry recipe a subtle sweetness that other recipes lack. Nevertheless, any type of meat works well with a dopiaza recipe. This delicious Authentic Lamb Dopiaza, is easy to make at home. I think my favourite has to be a Lamb Biryani, Your email address will not be published. It includes cubed pieces of meat (mostly lamb or chicken) as well as seafood (shrimp, fish) or potatoes. Make sure you tell him that it will be cooked in liquid for at least an hour. Cut the remaining 6 onions into half moon slices. That being said, you’ll find in some versions of the lamb dopiaza the addition of mangoes, lemon juice or even cranberries (believe it or not). This delicious Authentic Lamb Dopiaza, is easy to make at home. Lastly, a lamb dopiaza curry doesn’t even have to be meaty. Can you make this Lamb Dopiaza ahead of time? In fact, the name ‘dopiaza’ suggests that onions are added during two stages of the cook. To make this lamb dopiaza as flavourful as possible, you will need a cooking time of roughly two hours. It’s a sustainable way of cooking, plus, you can always twist the curry in any direction you want. Cover the lamb with turmeric and brown on all sides in the casserole with the onions. It could be made in a vegetarian fashion where you completely omit the meat element. By clicking submit, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This allows all the ingredients to fuse together. Add the remaining ingredients with the lamb and let it simmer for 15 minutes in order for the spices to be incorporated into the curry. Here’s a list of the top things you’ll need to make a delicious and authentic lamb dopiaza curry: Generally speaking, a lamb dopiaza curry is most accredited to being served in India (all over the country) and Pakistan. There’s absolutely no need for you to order expensive Indian and Pakistani take outs anymore. Top the curry off with some fresh coriander leaves and you’re good to go. Cut the lamb into bite size chunks and fry it all off in the onion flavoured ghee/oil. Apparently, the origin of this dopiaza dish lies in Khorasan (a region somewhere between Iran and Afghanistan in the present day). 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