Gulai Kambing - Indonesian Lamb Curry

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Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 450 gram (1 lb) lamb/mutton meat, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lemongrass, bruised and knotted
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (Indonesian: daun jeruk)
  • 2 Indonesian bay leaves (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 2 cloves (Indonesian: cengkeh)
  • 1 cardamom pod (Indonesian: kapulaga), crushed to reveal the seeds
  • 1 inch (1/2 stick) cinnamon stick (Indonesian: kayu manis)
  • 1/2 can (200 ml) coconut milk
  • 2 cup (500 ml) water/chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa)
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 100 gram shallot (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 5 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 5-10 red cayenne chilies (Indonesian: cabe merah keriting) (Note 1)
  • 4 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)
  • 1 inch ginger (Indonesian: jahe)
  • 1/2 inch galangal (Indonesian: lengkuas)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander (Indonesian: ketumbar)
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric (or 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder) (Indonesian: kunyit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin (Indonesian: jinten)

Instructions

  1. Fry spice: Heat cooking oil in a pot and sauté spice paste, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, Indonesian bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add meat: Add the lamb/mutton meat and stir until no longer pink.
  3. Add coconut milk and seasoning: Add the coconut milk, water/stock, coconut palm sugar, salt, and white pepper. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the lamb is tender and the sauce has reduced by half, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. Serve: Turn off heat and serve the lamb curry immediately with steamed white rice.

Notes

  • (1) Use Fresno chilies for a milder curry, bird-eye chilies for a spicier curry. You can also use dried chilies.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.