Poona Lamb Shank

Marinade:
  • 1 tsp crushed dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp garlic & ginger paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
Mix all ingredients above & smear over 2 lamb shanks, cover & refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but 6-8 hours would be better. When your ready to cook, carry on below.
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic & ginger paste
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 4 cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 150ml water
Method:
  • Put the oven on to gas mark 4 or 160C
  • Heat the oil in a heavy based Casserole pan, add the onion, garlic & ginger & fry for 3-4 mins
  • In a pestle & mortar, grind the dried chillies, cloves,cardamoms,coriander & poppy seeds, add to the pan along with the turmeric & stir for a minute.
  • Add the lamb shanks with all the marinade to the pan & sauté to seal on each side for a minute or two.
  • Now add the tomato purée & 150ml of water, stir & bring to a boil
  • Cover with a lid and transfer the pan to the oven & cook for 1 hour until the meat is tender.
  • Remove the meat from the pan & keep warm whilst you whiz the sauce in a blender & then pass it through a sieve to achieve a smooth gravy.
Serve the lamb shanks with the sauce poured over & with rice or bread. Enjoy!
Serves 2-4
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