Recipe of Naat Yakkhn (Yogurt Lamb)
Recipe Servings: 4
A yogurt based lamb curry that hails from the beautiful state of Kashmir. A hearty curry with ghee in abundance and mawal flowers. Goes best with steamed rice.
- 700 gm assorted lamb-cut into large pieces
- 2 1/2 liters water
- 1 1/4 tsp ground garlic
- Salt to taste
- 8 green cardamoms
- 4 black cardamoms
- 6 cloves
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
- 1 1/2 Tbsp onion paste-fried
- 1 cup yogurt
- 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder-dissolved in 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup desi ghee
- 1/2 cup dry cockscomb (mawal) flowers-heated with 1/2 cup water; extract
- 1/2 tsp black cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp dry mint leaves
How to Make Naat Yakkhn (Yogurt Lamb)
- Bring the water to a boil in a deep pan.
- Add the lamb and remove the scum that rises to the surface.
- When the water is clear, add the garlic and continue to boil for 4-5 minutes.
- Add the salt and cook until the lamb is half done.
- Add the green and black cardamoms, cloves, turmeric powder, ginger powder, onion paste, yogurt, red chilli water and ghee.
- Mix well, reduce heat and cook covered until the lamb is tender.
- Add the cockscomb flower extract and black cumin seeds.
- Mix well and sprinkle dry mint leaves.
Key Ingredients: lamb meat
, dry ginger powder
, kashmiri mirch
, clarified butter
, green cardamom
, black cardamom
, kashmiri red chilli, mint leaves
, cumin seeds