Lamb Masala with Jeweled Rice Recipe -
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Lamb Masala with Jeweled Rice

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"The warm, sweet spices of garam masala are complemented by apple and onion in this exotic lamb dish. Jeweled rice adds a sweet, colorful touch. This recipe was developed for McCormick by Southern Living Cooking School."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, salt, garlic powder and flour; toss with lamb cubes to coat.
  2. Brown lamb in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Remove lamb and set aside.
  3. Add onion and apple to skillet, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until apple is tender. Return lamb to skillet; stir in remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Arrange meat and sauce over Jeweled Rice.
  4. To prepare Jeweled Rice: Saute onion in hot oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice, broth, and water; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat; stir in fruit, cover and let stand 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2002

This recipe is delicious...a wonderful and surprising play of sweet and savory. If you love Indian food you'll love this dish, but it is not at all spicy. To save time you could serve the lamb over regular rice. I made the jeweled rice, though, and it is superb. My only complaint is that the recipe calls for lamb stew meat. I followed this recommendation and very much regret it. The meat is gristly and tough and detracted from the enjoyment of the meal. Splurge and get a nice tender cut, it will make a big difference.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 03, 2006

If you do not like curry dishes DO NOT eat this dish. I through the whole thing away. Just not my taste.


21 Ratings

Nov 10, 2005

WOW this was awesome! So gourmet, and it made a beautiful presentation on the plates (with a sprig of cilantro for garnish). I agree with the other reviewers...DO NOT use stew meat. I used boneless butterflied leg of lamb that I cubed myself. So tender, and it cooked up perfectly! I can't wait to make it again. I may try adding a little garlic and ginger next time. It would also be good with toasted slivered almonds (just because I like to experiment)...but it really is perfect the way it is!

Feb 24, 2006

This was my first attempt. I first made it when I was 17 or 18... so it's been 4 or 5 years now. This is still my favorite "impress dinner guests" dish! I've made it with lamb, and with chicken and both ways are great. I haven't made the jeweled rice though, because I prefer to use the recipe for Coconut Rice submitted by Sara K. The coconut rice uses curry, coconut milk, and ginger and complements the masala very well. This recipe takes a little time, but it's very delicious and worth the effort!

Aug 25, 2004

Amazing! This recipe was delicious -- i took people's suggestions and used quality lamb. Chicken would probably be great too. one change: 1 cup of rice isn't quite enough for the amount of sauce (maybe 1.5 cups would be more fitting).

Dec 31, 2006

We love this recipe! I've made it twice with chicken, and the only change I made is to omit the salt. The Garam Masala I bought has salt as the first ingredient(!) and it was too salty with the added tsp.

Feb 14, 2006

Excellent! Loved this recipe... even my picky husband enjoyed this very much. I will make this again.

Aug 07, 2004

This recipe is great. Its really easy and the apples compliment the flavor. I like to add a bit more masala seasoning to it.


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  • Calories
  • 450 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 552 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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