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Recipes Low FODMAP and Gluten Free Recipe - Lamb madras with bombay potatoes
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For the lamb Madras

1 x 2.5kg/5½lb shoulder of lamb

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp coriander seeds

2 tbsp fenugreek seeds

1 tbsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp black peppercorns

1 cinnamon stick

5 cloves

1 tbsp ground turmeric

1½cm/¾in root ginger, peeled

2 tbsp vegetable oil

12 curry leaves

3 cardamom pods

2 bay leaves

400g/14oz chopped tomatoes

200ml/7fl oz low FODMAP beef stock

For the Bombay potatoes

500g/1lb 2oz potatoes, cut into 2cm/1in cubes

4 tbsp vegetable oil

½ tsp mustard seeds

½ tsp chili powder

¼ tsp ground turmeric

2 tbsp fresh coriander, roughly chopped


For the roast shoulder of lamb, preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.

Rub the shoulder of lamb all over with the olive oil, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.

Meanwhile to make the Madras curry powder, place the coriander, fenugreek, mustard, cumin, black peppercorns, cinnamon and cloves in a spice grinder and grind to a powder. Stir in the turmeric.

Put the chili and ginger in a small food processor and blend until a paste if formed. If it does not come together add a small amount of water.

Heat the vegetable oil in a casserole pot with a lid. Add the lamb and fry on all sides until browned. Remove the lamb from the casserole and set aside.

Add 2½ tbsp of the Madras curry powder, then the chili and ginger paste and the curry leaves, cardamom and bay leaves and stir.

Add the lamb back into the pot and cover with the chopped tomatoes and stock and season with salt and pepper.

Place a lid on and roast the lamb in the oven for 3-4 hours, basting every hour or so with the juices in the roasting tray.

Cook until the meat is very tender and falling off of the bone.

Once cooked remove the lamb from the sauce and simmer the remaining liquid until it reduces in volume to make a thick sauce.

Using a fork, shred the lamb and add it back to the sauce.

For the Bombay potatoes, place the potatoes in cold water and bring to the boil. Cook for 5-8 minutes and drain.

Heat a large pan and add the oil. Once hot, add the mustard seeds.

When they start popping in the pan add the chili powder and turmeric and add the potatoes. Take care of your eyes and face while the mustard seeds are popping.

Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the potatoes absorb the spices.

To serve, place the lamb Madras on a serving plate with the potatoes alongside. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food