Microwave Lamb Curry

lamb curry

My nephew was moving into his student digs at Reading University so I thought I’d give him a hands-on seminar on how to cook microwave lamb curry. Students are known for excessive partying, drinking, smoking and on occasion, studying. This leaves very little time for eating, let alone cooking a decent meal. Luckily for him, his student accommodation came equipped with a shiny new kitchen with a microwave oven so I was able to pass on a valuable life skill – How to cook student food and fast!

This Microwave Lamb Curry dish isn’t just for students, if you love lamb or crave a curry, then you’ll adore this recipe. Another plus point is that you’ll have your lamb curry cooked and on your plate quicker than you can call the local Indian curry house to make your order and have it delivered to your door.

Chef’s Video : Microwave Lamb Curry

You’ll Need

  • A large, round, microwave safe, glass or Pyrex dish with a lid
  • 1/2 kg of diced, boneless lamb
  • 1/2  medium onion sliced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 and a 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium potato chopped
  • 3/4  cup of water

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  1. Wash the lamb in cold water and place in the dish
  2. Throw all of the ingredients except the water in with the lamb and massage together with hands or stir in with a wooden spoon.
  3. Allow the lamb to marinate in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour. Leaving it longer would make the lamb curry taste even better.
  4. Remove the lamb from the fridge and stand for 15 minutes to take off the chill
  5. Put the dish containing the lamb curry into the microwave for 30 minutes and cook on full power.
  6. Stir in another 1/4 cup of water into the lamb and put it back into the microwave for another 12 minutes on full power
  7. Taste the lamb to check whether it’s tender. (It should kind of melt in your mouth). If it is still a little tough, return to the microwave on full power for 5 minutes and repeat the check until the lamb is tender.

To Serve

Microwave Lamb Curry tastes delicious on a bed of plain white rice or with naan bread or poppadoms.


Microwave Lamb Curry Tips

Put some extra potatoes in the dish with the lamb before you pop it in the microwave. Do this and you won’t have to worry about cooking rice or finding some other carbs to eat with your lamb curry.

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