Lamb Chops and Slow Cooker Curry: Qurbani or Udhiyah Recipes

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With Eid-ul-Adha right around the corner, it’s not only time to start planning your dishes and snacks for that day, but it’s also time to start preparing your freezer for all that Qurbani or Udhiyah meat. You know – the meat you’re going to get from your parents, your uncles, your dad’s best friend, your mother-in-law, the random auntie that you only see twice a year, and pretty much anyone else you come into contact with that day.

That’s a lot of meat! Besides making room in your freezer for it, you’re going to need some great recipes to incorporate into your weekly meal planning. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

Quick and Easy Garlicky Lamb Chops

For the auntie that gives you a dozen lamb chops, follow this recipe to make some quick and easy lamb chops:

What you need:

  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • A dozen garlic cloves, chopped up
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • A few tablespoons lemon juice
  • A few sprinkles of chili flakes
  • A bit of thyme, parsley and/or rosemary

What you do:

  • After cleaning your lamb, season with salt, pepper, a bit of the chili flakes, and thyme if you have.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, and then add the lamb chops with the garlic.
  • You only need a few minutes on each side of the lamb chop if you’re cooking on high heat, so don’t leave its side! Turn the chops (and garlic) until they’re browned.
  • Remove the chops, but leave the garlic.
  • Add in water, lemon juice, some parsley/rosemary, more chili flakes (some garam masala if you want…) to the garlic and whisk until it’s all one heated mixture.
  • Serve over the lamb chops and you’re done!

If you’re looking for side dishes, you might wanna whip up some quick mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables.

Slow and Steady Goat Curry

Traditionally, my father have always brought home goat meat when he’s gone to do our qurbani. So I’ve always had quite a bit of goat in my freezer for a few months after Eid! Luckily, I have this one great slow cooker recipe that cooks the goat just how I like it.

What you need:

  • 1 pound of goat meat, cleaned
  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 large cooking onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala (personal favourite)
  • Optional: a bay leaf, some cloves, and cardamom pods

What you do:

  •  Throw everything but the water in the slow cooker.
  • Cook at high for just 4 hours (depending on your slow cooker).
  • Add in the water after about 2.5 hours.
  • Serve with naan or over rice!

So easy, but you need about 4 hours. Or you can cook it at low over 8 hours which works out great if you’re at work or out running errands.

Hafsa is a cupcake-baking, fashion-loving, DIY-obsessed small town girl living in a big city. You can follow her adventures in her new lifestyle blog ‘Does This Make My Head Look Fat?” She has a background in public relations but now currently works in the digital agency world as a Social Media Coordinator for 88 Creative. Her guilty pleasures include traveling, eating macaroons and Instagramming her day-to-day excursions. Follow her adventures on Twitter.

 

By: September 21, 2014

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