Recipe by McCormick® Gourmet Collection®
"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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McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Garam Masala, divided
McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Garlic Powder
lamb stew meat OR boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces
medium onion, cut in 1-inch pieces
Granny Smith apple, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 (14.5 ounce) can
canned peeled and diced tomatoes
light coconut milk
medium onion, finely chopped
uncooked basmati rice
1 (14.5 ounce) can
dried mixed fruit
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.
If you do not like curry dishes DO NOT eat this dish. I through the whole thing away. Just not my taste.
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!
This was my first Allrecipes.com 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!
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).
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.
Excellent! Loved this recipe... even my picky husband enjoyed this very much. I will make this again.
This recipe is great. Its really easy and the apples compliment the flavor. I like to add a bit more masala seasoning to it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lamb Masala with Jeweled Rice
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 450
** Calories from Fat: 145
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