Keema Matar - Ground Lamb With Tomatoes And Peas

Course : Curry
Serves: 4
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1 small onion -- coarsely chopped
1 piece fresh ginger root -- coarsely chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seed
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 medium tomato -- about 7 oz, chopped
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 1/4 pounds ground lamb
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garam masala
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 medium fresh hot green chili -- chopped with seeds
6 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 cup peas -- fresh or frozen

Preparation / Directions:

Put onion, finger, and garlic into container of food processor and chop finely. Put the oil in wide nonstick pan and set over medium-high heat. When oil is hot put in onion, ginger and garlic mixture. Stir and fry until it is somewhat brown. Put in cayenne , cumin seeds coriander seeds and turmeric, Stir one or twice. Now put in the tomato and yogurt. Stir on high heat until the tomato is soft. Put in meat. salt an garam masala. Stir, breaking up any lumps, for 2 minutes. Put in 1 cup water. Stir and bring to simmer. Cover and turn heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Add lemon juice. green chili, cilantro and peas. Stir and bring back to a simmer. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

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