Lamb or Chicken in Onion-Yogurt Sauce

Lamb or Chicken in Onion-Yogurt Sauce


2 tablespoons butter
2 large onions or 4 medium onions, sliced
10 cloves garlic, peeled
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon minced ginger, or 1 teaspoon dried ginger
10 cardamom pods
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
1 1/2 pounds lamb shoulder or leg, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch
chunks, or 4 whole chicken legs
2 cups yogurt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Cooked basmati rice for serving

  1. Put butter in a large skillet or casserole that can later be
    covered, and turn heat to medium-high. Add onions, garlic and a
    large pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions
    become very soft and brown, at least 15 minutes. Stir in spices,
    and cook another minute or so. Add lamb or chicken, and stir.

  2. In a bowl, whisk yogurt with cornstarch until smooth. Stir it
    into mixture; if using chicken, add 1/3 cup water. Bring to a
    gentle simmer over medium heat, then cover and turn heat to low.
    Cook at least 40 minutes (by which time chicken will likely be
    tender) or longer, stirring occasionally, or until lamb is quite
    tender. Taste and adjust seasoning, then garnish with cilantro,
    and serve with basmati rice. Yield: 4 servings.

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