500g lamb meat (preferably from the leg), cubed
250ml basic curry sauce
100ml vegetable oil
4 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1/2 medium onion, finely sliced
salt, to taste
2 tsp korma curry powder
125ml warm water
80ml coconut cream
4 tsp granulated sugar
150ml single cream
2 tbsp ghee
cream, to garnish
fresh coriander leaves, to garnish
Heat a little oil in a wok and use to fry the lamb pieces until nicely browned on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the remaining oil in a wok and when hot, add the cardamom pods and bayleaves and fry gently for 1 minute. Now add the onions and stir-fry for about 4 minutes, or until soft and translucent, but not coloured. Season to taste with salt then add the curry powder and fry, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes before adding the curry sauce.
Bring to a simmer then add the lamb pieces and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now reduce to a simmer, cover and cook gently, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the lamb pieces are very tender.
At this point stir in the coconut cream along with the sugar and cream. Bring the mixture just to a boil (do not allow to boil for any time or it may split), reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally (add more water if the gravy looks too thick). Finally add the ghee and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low, cover and allow the curry to rest for 10 minutes.
To serve, turn the curry into a warmed serving dish. Pour over a little cream, garnish with coriander leaves and bring to the table.
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