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Among the different kinds of meat dishes across India, lamb preparations have always garnered a bigger fan following. No wonder then it’s regarded as a prime delicacy, and reserved for special occasions, festivals and get-togethers. There are numerous spices which different cultures play around with to arrive at their own regional speciality. Here are some of the most popular lamb curries across India!
1. Rogan Josh
One of the most loved dishes of Kashmiri cuisine, it draws its origins from the Persian and Mughlai Cuisines. The Kashmiri chillies lend the dish its rich colour without adding too much heat, unlike other chillies found across the sub-continent.
2. Laal Maas
The fiery lamb curry from Rajasthan is a favourite among spicy food lovers. Laal Maas makes use of mustard oil, and traditionally, a bowl with burning pieces of charcoal along with cloves and ghee was placed on top of the preparation, which was then sealed to develop render smoky flavours to the curry.
3. Kosha Mangsho
There are very few things that can beat the pleasure of relishing a plate of piping hot luchis/puris with Kosha Mangsho, the Bengali mutton curry. Don’t miss the addition of potatoes in this meat curry!
4. Nalli Nihari
No Eid celebration is ever complete without indulging in a plate of Nalli Nihari with Khameeri Roti. Nihari is a slow-cooked mutton curry. The word Nihar originates from the Arabic word ‘Nahar’ which means ‘day’. It was served to the kings after the morning prayers.
5. Lamb Kuzhambu
Tamil Nadu is more popularly known for its vegetarian fare, but head to the Chettinad region and you will be surprised with the wide spread of non-vegetarian dishes. One such popular Chetinnad curry is Lamb Kuzhambu.
6. Lamb Korma
A popular Mughlai dish, korma is known for its delicate flavour which is developed by slow cooking mutton in its own fat, yogurt or cream and a handful of spices. The word ‘korma’ is derived from an Urdu word which means ‘to braise’.
Sali boti is a Parsi lamb curry with prominent flavours of tomatoes, onions, jaggery and vinegar. It is finished with fried potato sticks (Sali).
8.Kerala Lamb Stew
The most loved comfort food of the locals, Kerala mutton stew is a delicately flavoured dish with only a handful of spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger!