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Moghul Lamb With Turnips

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“This is a "special occasion" dish from from the Punjab region of India. The site does no recognize cassia leaves (Indian bay leaf) so I typed regular bay leaves. Cassia leaves and asafoetida can be found in Indian spice shops. You can purchase garam masala or make your own. Several good recipes are posted on the site. If you use very small baby turnips, no need to peel them. Just cut off stems. If you use larger turnips, peel and halve them.”
1hr 55mins

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  1. Place onion, garlic, ginger and chiles in a food processor and chop to form a paste.
  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven and add onion mixture and the cassia leaves. Fry over high heat for 5 minutes, reduce heat to medium and fry another 2 minutes. Onions should be just starting to brown. Add the lamb and stir until all pieces are coated with onion mixture. Fry 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the asafoetida, chili powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric and garam masala. Stir well. Cook 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and yogurt and cook 1 minute. Add salt and pepper and water a little at a time, stirring after each addition. Cover pan and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add turnips and continue simmering another 45 minutes, or until turnips are tender.
  5. Serve hot with naan bread.

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