Lamb and Chick Peas Over Rice

Introduction: Lamb and Chick Peas Over Rice

This is punjabi style Indian Dish

Step 1: Ingredients

Lamb - preferably ground, about a pound.
Chick peas/garbanzos
Diced tomatoes
Rice (I used brown basmati)
Whole cloves
Cinnamon sticks
Bay Leaves

Step 2: Making

Drain your can of tomatoes, and POUR THE LIQUID INTO A BOWL. Add enough water (or lamb broth) to make about 2 1/2 cups. Add 6 cloves and a cinnamon stick, and nuke that stuff for 3-4 minutes. You want it to steep with the spices, like a tea. Leave it till you're ready to use it, but make sure it steeps for at least 15 minutes.

Step 3: Lets Start

I started my rice now, since it's a brown rice and it takes about 45 minutes. So, start your rice at the right time, a'ight?

Dice up your onion, and chop or grate your ginger and garlic.

A note on the lamb: Ground is the easiest and best lamb to use, also cheap. They didn't have ground at my grocery store today, and no butcher to grind any, either, so I ended up getting neck pieces because they were cheap. I had to simmer them for about an hour and a half in order to shred the meat and minimize the fat and sinew. Pain in the tush, but I got a nice lamb broth out of it, which I used earlier instead of water for a richer flavor.

Step 4: Some Spice

If you have ground lamb, first, brown that up in a large skillet, then add the onions, garlic, ginger and bay leaves. (My lamb is already cooked and shredded).

Saute on medium heat for about 8 minutes until you get a little color on the onions and the meat.

Step 5: Drain

Drain the chick peas and add them to the pan, along with the tomato broth stuff (COUNT YOUR CLOVES and try and use large ones, or just take them out at this point) about a cup and a half of the diced tomatoes, the chiles, coriander, tumeric, cumin and salt.

Now, all you have to do is simmer this down till it's mostly dry.

Step 6: And Its Ready

When it's almost ready, adjust your seasonings, then add a handful of frozen peas and a bunch of chopped cilantro.

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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago

    check these chickpea rice here


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    12 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds delicious. Could do with some larger pics though! ;)


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yeap, will update them, I think I changed size while reducing the size of image instead of reducing the resolution. Thanks