Indian food has always been incredibly popular in the UK. Whenever you book a table at an Indian restaurant or even order a takeaway you will more than likely know exactly what you want to order without even looking at the menu. There is no denying that everyone has their favourite curry and you could probably predict your family and friends orders.
Stereotypically, when ordering a curry, the majority of people will choose to have chicken or prawns and lamb will often be overlooked. Once you have tried this delicious tender meat then there really is no going back. If you’re wondering which lamb curry you should try first then Chef Online have put together a list of some of the best you can order from your local takeaway delivery.
This is a classic dish that combines lentils, vegetables and lamb. Traditionally the lentils and vegetables are cooked together and the lamb curry cooked separately, then are then added together before serving. A dhansak is often referred to as ‘hot, sweet and sour with lentils’. The hot comes from chilli powder, the sweet is sugar and the sour is lemon juice.
Brits love a bhuna curry and it is a great dish with lamb rather than chicken or beef. The cooking process is slightly different for this curry and traditionally the meat is simmered in a spicy sauce for an hour or two, allowing the sauce to reduce until it is thick and coats the meat, which is then very tender.
If you’re going to try a lamb curry then a pasanda is a good place to start because it was originally made with marinated, flattened strips of lamb leg, which was then fried. Only recently have people swapped the lamb for chicken and prawns. The majority of pasanda curries are quite mild and contain ground almonds, cardamom pods, tomatoes and cream.
Lamb Rogan Josh
A rogan josh is aromatic and full of dozens of spices, without being too hot for most palates. It is a traditional braised curry with a gravy base containing chunks of lamb. This curry has a distinctive red colour and is another great dish to try if you’re going to be having a lamb curry for the first time.
Of course, this isn’t a curry for the faint-hearted. The meat used in the vindaloo we know today is usually beef or lamb. This dish gets its name from the two main ingredients which were “vinho” wine/wine vinegar and “alhos” garlic. Some restaurants have interpreted the “aloo” part of the name as meaning potato and introduced diced potato into the dish too.
Some may say that this isn’t really a curry but it is great with lamb so it needs to go on the list. Put simply, a biryani is rice and meat baked together in the oven, they are cooked for quite some time so the aromatic spices and juices from the meat run into the rice. Usually, people order this dish with chicken but lamb is a great swap.
Ordering a Lamb Curry
Now that you know the huge range of lamb curries that are available on an Indian restaurant menu, next time you order food online from your local takeaway you will have plenty of choice. If you can’t decide which one to choose, you can always order your favourite curry still just mix up the meat/fish in the dish.
When searching for the best place to order your Indian takeaway, visit the ChefOnline website. You can choose from a huge range of different local restaurants before being able to quickly and easily order whichever dishes you fancy. Their straight forward website makes ordering a takeaway easier than ever before.