Rating: 4.5 stars
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You can also prepare this recipe with cubed leg of lamb. Fenugreek seed is a common spice in Indian food. Find it at an ethnic grocery such as World Market, or order online at www.americanspice.com.

Bruce Aidells
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2003

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Credit: Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare beef, combine first 3 ingredients; rub evenly over beef. Cover and chill 2 hours, tossing occasionally.

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  • To prepare toasted spices, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add coriander and next 6 ingredients (coriander through bay leaves); cook 1 minute or until fragrant, shaking pan constantly. Place coriander mixture, sugar, cardamom, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a spice or coffee grinder, and process until finely ground.

  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add half of beef mixture; sauté 5 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and beef mixture; remove from pan. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and ginger to pan; cook 6 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add the toasted spice mixture, garlic, and paprika; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add beef, yogurt, and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the beef is tender.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

262 calories; calories from fat 38%; fat 11g; saturated fat 3.9g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 12.9g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 79mg; iron 4.1mg; sodium 440mg; calcium 118mg.
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