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Lamb with Beans Thoran, Potato Curry and Rice Recipe

Lamb with Beans Thoran, Potato Curry and Rice
How to make Kerala Style Lamb with Beans Thoran, Potato Curry and Rice

This dish is straight from Kerala. Lamb, potatoes, beans with loads of coconut in it. Served with steamed rice.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Lamb with Beans Thoran, Potato Curry and Rice

  • For Lamb:
  • 500 gram Lamb
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tsp of ginger paste
  • 4 green chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped coconut
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • 1 piece of ginger, sliced
  • Bottle masala
  • Coconut oil
  • Red chilli powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 glass of water
  • For beans thoran:
  • 500 gms. finely sliced french beans
  • 1 Dried red chilli
  • 1/2 coconut
  • A pinch of Cumin seeds
  • 3-4 Shallots
  • 2 sliced green chillies
  • Coconut oil
  • Turmeric powder
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced onion
  • 3-4 Tbsp of water
  • For potato curry:
  • 4 parboiled potatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic, pounded
  • 1 piece of ginger, pounded
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 4 finely chopped tomatoes
  • Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of cumin powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Red chilli powder
  • Degi mirch powder
  • Black pepper
  • Dhaniya powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 sliced shallot
  • 2 Red chillies
  • Curry leaves

How to Make Lamb with Beans Thoran, Potato Curry and Rice

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Prepare Lamb:

Mix the meat with some coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and pepper.
Put the meat in a pressure cooker and add 1 onion, curry leaves and half a glass of water. Let it cook up to 12 whistles.
Take a pan and saute the coconut with turmeric powder in some coconut oil.
Drain the meat reserving the left over stock.
Take another pan and saute garlic, ginger, 1 chopped onion, green chilies, curry leaves and salt.
Mix the meat together with the sauteed masala. Add the sauteed coconut along with some bottle masala, coconut oil and the left over meat stock.
Let it cook for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Prepare beans thoran:

Take a wok and heat mustard seeds in some coconut oil.
Add the onion and green chillies to it and saute.
Add beans, curry leaves and water to it and cover it for 2-3 minutes.

Prepare coconut mixture:

Scoop the flesh of the coconut and grate it.
Add turmeric powder and zeera to the grated coconut.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of the coconut mixture to the beans and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

Prepare potato curry:

Mustard seeds seeds in coconut oil. Add ginger and garlic and saute till brown.
Add onions, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, jeera powder, salt and degi mirch powder and saute for a few minutes.
Then add tomatoes and saute for 10 minutes till the oil separates on the sides.
Add chopped potatoes and water to it. Bring the mixture to a boil. Season to taste.
Finally add coconut milk to the mixture and bring to a simmer.

Prepare tadka:

Take a pan and heat mustard seeds in some coconut oil.
Put the shallot, red chillies and curry leaves in it and saute till it turns golden brown.
Add tadka to the above mixture.
Serve with steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

Bottle masala is a mix of spices used in East Indian food (Coastal Maharashtra and down the coast.) It's a mix of various spices, sometimes up to 30 which is usually made once a year and then bottled. Used throughout the year.

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