Lamb jalfrezi with cumin rice

Satisfy your curry cravings with this healthy version of a popular takeaway, served with brown rice. It packs in three of your 5-a-day along with iron, vitamin C and fibre

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 521
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 63g
  • sugars 14g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 0.31g


  • 2 tsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • 600g lean lamb leg steak, trimmed of all visible fat, diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 50g ginger, shredded
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 large peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 red or green chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 25g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 250g brown basmati rice
  • 1-2 tsp cumin seeds


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  1. Heat 1 tsp oil a large wide non-stick frying pan and fry the lamb for about 4 mins, stirring until browned. Scoop from the pan and set aside.

  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic and half the shredded ginger to the pan and fry for 5 mins until softened. If the onions start to catch, add a splash of water. Add the spices and cook for a minute more. Tip in the tomatoes and half a can of water along with the bouillon, then blitz everything in the pan with a hand blender until really smooth. Stir in the lamb, then cover and simmer over a low-medium heat for 25 mins until tender.

  3. Meanwhile boil the rice with the cumin seeds in a pan of water for 25 mins until tender. Drain.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick wok. Add the peppers, onion wedges, chilli and remaining ginger, and stir-fry everything together for around 5 mins, or until tender, but still with some bite. Stir into the curry with the coriander and serve with the rice. If you're following our Healthy Diet Plan, eat two portions of the curry and rice now, then chill the rest for another day. To serve the second night, just reheat portions in the microwave on plates.

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