Saag Gosht & Vanilla Jamuns

This is a recipe I've adapted over time, the original recipe having come from Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking. I changed a lot of the cooking method into something I was comfortable with.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds bone-in lamb, roasted with a little water at 250 degrees fahrenheit until meat falls off the bone. Remove bones and keep meat in same pan, saving for later. (I do this to save and use all the flavor left in the pan.)
  • 2 - 16 ounce bags frozen spinach
  • 3 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 5 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala
Method:

In a large pot, sautee garlic and ginger until golden brown. Add coriander, cumin and cayenne until fragrant, one or two minutes. Add tomato sauce and simmer until oil separates. Add spinach and salt until spinach is wilted and heated through.

Heat the lamb and slowly add the whipping cream. Next, add the spinach and cook until everything is hot and combined. Add the garam masala and serve!

The Vanilla Jamuns are just something I came up with one day when I was out of rose essence. I added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to my sugar syrup and it turned out really good. I prefer vanilla over the rose now.

Although I am posting again, it might be a little sporadic for awhile :)

34 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

How yummy is this Doris. Saag gosht is one of my favourite lamb dishes, & Madhur Jaffrey does a wonderful one. I like your twist to the jamuns as well; I think I like this better than rose! xoxox

Pearlsofeast said...

Glad to see you back Meeso,Hope u had a good time.The Saag gosht looks terrific and Vanilla gulab jamuns sounds out of the world.

Dhanggit said...

oh these sound sensational!!

Cham said...

Guess u had a great time :) The gosht saag is terrific :) The gulab jamun with vanilla essence, nice twist!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow some nice variation. Looks gr8.

Sireesha said...

WOW...Gulab Jamun with vanilla essence is gr8 twist and unique..

meeso said...

~ Deeba, the vanilla is a nice change, but I can't decide which way I like it better :) Thanks for the nice comments!

~ Pearlsofeast, Dhanggit, Cham, Kitchen flavors, and Sireesha, Thanks!!!

Uma said...

Looks so delicious. Good to see you back, Meeso!

Arabic Bites said...

Good to see you back meeso :)
Saag Gosht looks really delicious!

zainab :)

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Ranjani said...

you've been cooking up a feast! Great idea with the vanilla jamuns:)

Bharathy said...

Very much Indian...Very much Impressive :)..What else can I mention here ,Meeso??

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maimoona said...

Good to c u back.palak saag looks nice.

meeso said...

~ Uma, Zainab, Kitchen, Ranjani, Bharathy, Anjali, and Maimoona, Thank you all :)

Cynthia said...

What a great recipe - lamb and spinach. Definitely bookmarking this one.

Hope you had a relaxing break.

Swati said...

Hi Meeso, I loved your twist to the jamuns..I bet they must have tasted really really good..

meeso said...

~ Hi Cynthia! It is really a great recipe, One I go back to over and over... Thanks for stopping by :)

~ Thanks, Swati!

Suma Rajesh said...

hey meesco..welcome back ...i dont eat lamb but ur gravy impressed me..its colourful due to spinach and a great combo with roties...gud entry

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice recipe. Look so good. Sound so healthy too.

Sameera.. said...

Hey Meeso
This is the first time Ive seen your blog..
would take some time to know you..but looks like you are having a feast :)
Best Rgds,
Sam !

meeso said...

~ Thanks so much, Suma :)

~ Thanks, Sukanya!

~ Hi Sameera, I'm glad you stopped by, please come again :)

Laavanya said...

That looks like such a grand meal Meeso.

Yasmeen said...

The bounty of good food! your family is sure fortunate to have an excellent cook like you.WOW!

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Laavanya!

~ Hi Yasmeen, Thanks for the sweet comments! I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you come again!

Kevin said...

That meal looks good. I like that it uses lamb.

Vcuisine said...

Looks like a party meal Meeso. Hope you had a nice break. Viji

meeso said...

~ Thanks Kevin and Viji :)

Padma said...

Never before this I thought of making lamb with spinach. Gosht curry looks promising and should give it a try soon.

I loved to know how you fumbled upon making vanilla jamuns...

Creativity, girl!

meeso said...

Thanks, Padma :)

ANJALI J. said...

vanilla jamuns are really very unique.. i will def try them.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Anjali :)

Noor said...

when we were in OK the best Indian restaurant ever was there. They had this amazing rice pudding but the owner would not give me the recipe. I am pretty sure it had cardamom and maybe even coconut milk from what I was trying to taste. I am not sure though. Do you know any recipes???

Noor said...

PS you look really young to even have any kids little on a daughter as big as you, lol.