Lamb & Spinach with a side of Potatoes

I don't write my own recipes often, but when I have some produce that I need to use up, I find this to be my perfect opportunity to do just that. I'm really happy with these two recipes, and will surely make them both again!

For Lamb & Spinach:


  • about 1 pound lamb, cooked until it falls off the bones, then bones removed
  • 1 bunch cilantro, cleaned
  • 4 spring onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 bags, 16 ounce each, frozen spinach
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  1. Grind cilantro, spring onions and tomatoes in blender, adding water to get paste.
  2. Heat ghee in large skillet, and fry garlic and ginger few minutes. Add coriander, cumin and cayenne powder and fry until the oil separates.
  3. Add paste from blender and simmer about 20 minutes.
  4. Add spinach and lamb and cook just until spinach is good and hot. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Add garam masala and serve.
For Potatoes:

  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 5 medium potatoes (I used Yukon Gold) peeled and chopped into about 1-inch squares
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook dal in 2 cups water and pinch of turmeric until softened, skimming off foamy top.
  2. Add potatoes and enough water to cover, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft.
  3. In a small skillet, heat ghee and fry coriander powder, cumin powder, ajwain and cayenne pepper few minutes.
  4. Add this to the potatoes, stir, and serve.


Cham said...

I never made lamb and greens, i would love to taste ur curry, yum!

A_and_N said...

I love the gravy spices. May convert this to vegetarian for us :)

Sujatha said...

I make chicken with spinach, great idea to try lamb too! Will give it a try soon!

sriharivatsan said...

Even i would like to have the vegetarian version of this gravy meeso...Btw potatoes are the one i always crave for..Looks amazing..

Happy cook said...

Looks so yumm thelamb dish and i love the potato.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Lamb with spinach is new to me. Nice idea. The combination looks healthy and delicious with safer carbohydrates.

Yasmeen said...

Lamb spinach is one of our favorite sides:)

Divya Vikram said...

Lamb n spinach a unique combo! Sounds delish!

Valarmathi said...

Lamb with spinach, nice combo. Good one.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone :)

niya said...

Hi Meeso

Popeye's spinach with lamb !!!


Rush said...

woww..will surely give it a try!!!

i tried something wit grill, check out my blog!!..posted it

vidhas said...

Looks good, i would like ti have the vegetarian version, meeso, potato is all time favourite.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, ladies :)

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

One of my fave winter combinations...lamb & greens. You are a girl after my heart Doris; this looks YUM!

Greener Bangalore said...

wow today i happened to visit a few yummy yummy blogs.....awesome blog and great pics....saw yours when i was visiting you friend Rush's wonderful blog....

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats a rare combo...I do pair lamb and fenugreek greens, never tried with spinach tho' must give a try soon.

Madhumathi said...

Yummy platter...Lamb and spinach is a different combo..I love the combi of spices in it!

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)

niya said...

Hi Meeso

Thanks a lot


Shreya said...

Love the green colour.unique combo:-)

Srivalli said... have so many lovely dishes thats rocking...great posts!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the potato recipe is new to me. i have never combined it with mung dal.. interesting. thx for stopping by meeso.

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)