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Lamb bhuna with garlic naan

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Lamb bhuna with garlic naan

Much as I love a home-cooked curry, I needed a faster way of making them. So this is my speedy curry solution, with a sauce that gets blitzed in a food processor before being cooked.

See recipe tip below.

Ingredients

For the lamb bhuna

For the naan

Method

  1. To make the curry paste, put the oil, salt, garlic cloves, ginger, onions, pepper, chillies, cinnamon, turmeric, curry powder and 50ml/2fl oz water in a food processor. Blend to a smooth paste and set aside.

  2. To make the naan, put the flour, garlic granules, sugar, salt and softened butter in a bowl and mix together. Rub in the butter.

  3. Make a well in the centre and add 100ml/3½fl oz of water. Mix with a palette knife, then bring the dough together using your hands. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 3–4 minutes. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, to make the curry, add the curry paste to a large saucepan over a medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Add the lamb and cook for another 10 minutes. Add 200ml/7fl oz water and simmer gently for 30 minutes with the lid on.

  5. Meanwhile, divide the dough into four equal pieces and roll each one out to the thickness of a pound coin.

  6. Put a griddle pan on a high heat and cook the breads one at a time for 3 minutes on each side. Cover with foil and keep warm while you griddle the rest.

  7. When the bhuna is cooked, remove from the heat and add the coriander. Melt some butter and brush the naans with it on both sides. Serve with the bhuna.

Recipe Tips

We have halved the curry sauce recipe to make enough for one curry. If you want to make extra, like Nadiya does, just double the sauce ingredients.