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One Skillet Lamb Curry

Curry – I think folks either love it or hate it! Its a powerful mix of spices with a lot of depth and sometimes a punch of heat. I’m a fan! I love a good curry. Unfortunately many Indian recipes and restaurants use cream or yogurt (dairy) in their recipes and I dont tolerate it well. Sometimes Ill “cheat” and take the digestive enzymes and throw caution to the wind, but that usually results in regret. Fortunately, I love to cook and experiment and so I make a lot of my Indian style recipes at home. I recently got a free sample of a Maharajah Curry from Seasonality Spices in exchange for a post in my IG feed (full disclosure). How could I say no to testing out their premium quality, fair trade spice blend? I went ahead and created a recipe and blog post because I was so impressed .
The good news is that YOU CAN GET IT FREE TOO! Just go to the link above or HERE, and select a 1 oz sample and use the code “KINGOFSPICES” at checkout. All you pay for is shipping!
If you get some and try it, Id love to hear what you made! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook (@dailybagofgoodness) so I can see your creations! 🙂

When I first received the package, I had to chuckle at their marketing. Possibly not for the masses? But really funny if you know who Kimbo Slice is!

The first thing I had to do was smell it. Wow! Beautiful spice with balanced notes of cardamom and cinnamon most prominent on the nose. The blend contains saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, turmeric and pepper – it’s a balanced and versatile blend.

I was trying to dream up a great recipe and lately I’ve been needing simple meals for quick weekday dinners. Also, its been hot outside and the less I heat up the kitchen the better!

I love a good lamb curry and I had some local ground lamb on hand, so I whipped up this one-skillet lamb curry. I’m eating low carb (keto), so I added plenty of cauliflower in lieu of rice. But this would be excellent served over rice. I had extra roasted sweet potatoes and served my husbands curry over sweet potatoes. That works great for a grain-free option. Plus, I think sweet potato and curry go really well together! I need to find a recipe for dairy free Keto naan bread. That would be fantastic!

I’m a big fan of cooking in cast iron. It provides a nice even heat, adds iron to your meal (many women tend to be deficient), and keeps dinner warm for a while if you end up going back for seconds. I was keeping it simple, but onions, garlic and ginger sauteed into the meat would have been really nice in this as well. You could also add more coconut milk, or none at all, depending on what you like.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb ground lamb ( but if you don’t have any or aren’t a fan, some dark ground turkey meat would work as well.
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp Sea salt (being keto, I tend to like more salt)
  • 3 tsp Maharajah Curry from Seasonality Spice
  • cauliflower florets from 1/2 a medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach
  • Approx 3/4 – 1 cup full fat coconut milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To a large cast iron skillet add the ground lamb. Lamb tends to have plenty of fat to release so you don’t need to add more fat to the pan. However, if using turkey I’d recommend 2 Tbsp of coconut oil to fry it in.
  2. Sauté lamb until it’s just starting to brown and then add salt and sprinkle the curry powder in so that it cooks into the meat.
  3. One the meat is slightly browned, add the cauliflower florets and peas. Stir through the meat and cover.
  4. Every 2-3 mins remove lid and stir.
  5. Cook until cauliflower is steamed but still firm.
  6. Add the spinach, stir in and cover for 1-2 mins more until spinach wilts.
  7. Remove lid and stir in coconut milk.
  8. Stir occasionally and allow to simmer w/ lid off so it can thicken to your liking.
  9. Serve as-is or over a grain or starch of ur choice.

Serves 3-4 (depending on how hungry you are!)

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