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Labdhara Gosht - Smothered Lamb (Or Pork Or Beef)


Boned shoulder of lamb – cut in 1” cubes
1 pound
Onion – finely chopped
1 small
1” fresh ginger root – finely chopped
1 piece
Tomato – finely  chopped
1 medium
Fresh cilantro leaves – finely chopped
½ cup
Fresh hot green chillies – cut in fine ring with seeds
Ground turmeric
¼ tsp
Garam masala
2 tsp
Ground cumin
1 tsp
Plain yoghurt
¼ cup
Tomato paste
1 tbsp
¾ tsp or to taste
Vegetable oil
3 tbsp
Garlic cloves – finely chopped
Fresh ground black pepper

Put all ingredients except oil, garlic and black pepper into bowl and mix. Put oil in pressure cooker and set over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, put in garlic. Stir until garlic pieces turn medium brown. Put in the seasoned meat and stir once or twice. Turn heat to medium. Cover pressure cooker tightly and bring up to pressure slowly. Cook lamb and pork 15 minutes and beef 20 at full pressure. Remover pressure quickly with cool water poured on lid. Uncover, cook over high heat, stirring gently, until sauce is thick. Add and stir in black pepper.