Keema Mattar

Minced lamb and peas cooked in spices Keema Mattar is such a beautiful dish – the combination of the spicy lamb mince and the sweetness of the peas when they pop in your mouth is so good.  If you keep the dish with a slight sauce it’s even better as it keeps the mince juicy…

Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb cooked in a beautiful ginger & tomato sauce This particular lamb dish has a Kashmiri origin. It can be made with lamb or goat and is actually a signature dish there, although it was originally brought to Kashmir by the Mughals, which also gives it a Persian influence. In my version of this dish, the…

Hadiwala Keema

Lamb mince cooked with marrow-bone As shared in The Guardian newspaper – ‘How to make the perfect Keema’ How to make the perfect keema – recipe | Food | The Guardian Hadiwala Keema was the only way my dad would eat Keema. He totally appreciated the gravy that was created from the marrow bone of…

Achaari Chumpa

Lamb chops cooked in garlic, ginger and my special spice mix ‘Chumpa’ was my fathers word for Lamb Chops. I never questioned why he called them chumpa instead of chops as I always assumed it was the Punjabi word for them. However, it was much later in life (after marriage actually) that my new husband…

Shaukheeni Gosht

Lamb cooked in ginger and aromatic spices I call this particular dish Shaukeeni Gosht as Shaukeen means ‘the lover of…..’ My father in law loved all things that were opulent and luxurious and this dish emulates all that is luxury.  It’s one of my husband’s favourites.  He has a very clear memory of travelling through…

Punjabee Kofte

Tender Steamed Lamb Meatballs in a spiced gravy My eldest son is a big fan of Punjabi meat dishes, he loves lamb and chicken on the bone and also loves a good steak when we are having an ‘English Dinna’ as my 90 year old mother in law so eloquently puts it.  However, has never…

Punjabee Tariwala Gosht

Lamb and potatoes cooked in a tomato and spiced gravy I think I must have been around 8 years old when I had my first taste of this dish. Dad used to make it when my Uncles came over – and he would serve portions of it in little bowls for the men, before the…