I get asked for handi recipes all the time. This lamb champaran curry is one of the best!
When people ask my for ‘handi’ recipes, it could mean a lot of different curries. This champaran lamb handi is one of my favourites though.
The name ‘handi’ refers to the pot that a curry is cooked in though often handis are that in name only. Chefs cook them in a normal frying pan and then serve them in a decorative handi pot.
Not with this recipe! You are going to love champaran lamb handi curry.
About champaran lamb handi
So then, as the name implies, this lamb or mutton curry is usually cooked in a clay handi.
If you don’t have one, you can still make this but the clay pot does add a lot to the final presentation and flavour. The curry is traditionally cooked right on the coals in the clay pot that is sealed shut.
It’s one of my all time favourites! The first time you make this, I recommend using a glass lid with a steam hole so you can see what’s going on inside as it cooks.
What to expect when you make this…
An amazing curry, that’s what!
As you cook the curry in the sealed pot, juices will be released into the pot from the onions and meat.
This might considered a dry curry but it is anything but dry! Probably one of the best sauces in the curry world!
Step by step photos…
Here are a few photos of how to make this lamb handi recipe.
You could also watch the short video clip of it being made. It’s so easy too. Great for the barbecue.
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