Lamb in Fennel-Coconut Sauce Recipe

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Lamb in Fennel-Coconut Sauce
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  1. Make coconut spice paste: If using desiccated coconut, soak in a bowl of warm water to cover 1 hour and drain well in a sieve.
  2. Purée coconut, garlic, and ginger with 1/2 cup water in a blender, then blend in remaining 1/2 cup water, fennel, coriander, chile powder, and turmeric.
  3. Make lamb: Heat oil in a 6- to 7-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook cumin, fenugreek, fennel, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add curry leaves and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened and begins to brown. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 1 minute.
  4. Add coconut spice paste and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add lamb and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink on outside, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until lamb is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer lamb with a slotted spoon to a bowl and simmer sauce until thickened. Return lamb to pot and season with salt.
  5. Just before serving, stir in cilantro.
  6. Cooks' note: · Lamb may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. · Try deep-frying store-bought pappadams in about 5 cups of oil to add extra crispness to the lentil wafers. Eat them with each course.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 765.62 Kcal (3205 kJ)
Calories from fat 569.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63.24g 97%
Cholesterol 141.75mg 47%
Sodium 482.55mg 20%
Potassium 541.28mg 12%
Total Carbs 15.11g 5%
Sugars 1.85g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.63g 7%
Protein 34.42g 69%
Vitamin C 10.5mg 18%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 94.6mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 175.72 Kcal (736 kJ)
Calories from fat 130.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.51g 97%
Cholesterol 32.53mg 47%
Sodium 110.75mg 20%
Potassium 124.23mg 12%
Total Carbs 3.47g 5%
Sugars 0.42g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 7%
Protein 7.9g 69%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 18%
Iron 0.8mg 20%
Calcium 21.7mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.3
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

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