Lamb chop and veg korma made from bits and bobs

August 5, 2010 in Curries and casseroles, Meat

Do you ever find yourself with a fridge full of half used ingredients from veg to canned goods? Well this happens in our home often, and is also when I create some of my best recipes. I had a few lamb chops in the freezer, 1 tomato, 1/2 a broccoli, 1 sweet potato, 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes, 1/2 small tub of bulgarian yoghurt, 1/2 can coconut milk, a few raisins…the list goes on. I cannot handle wasting, so this is what I made…


Lamb chop and Veg korma made from bits and bobs

serves 4

15 ml cooking oil

6 lamb chops(or 500 g stewing lamb)

2 onions, finely chopped

30 ml Korma spice – I use Spice Mecca

1 tomato, seeds removed and chopped

1/2 tin chopped tomato

1/2 tin coconut milk

1/2 to whole tub of Bulgarian yoghurt

10 ml sugar

1 sweet potato, cubed

a handful of raisins

1/2 broccoli, cut into florets

10 ml lemon juice

salt and pepper to season


Brown the meat in the heated oil, then remove and set aside.

Gently saute the onion and spice until soft and golden.

Add the meat back into the pot, together with the tomatoes, coconut milk, yoghurt, sugar and potato and raisins.

 Simmer covered for +- 40 minutes or until the meat is tender.

Add the broccoli and simmer for a further 10 minutes.

Add lemon juice and season.

Thicken with a bit of cornflour if need be.

Serve with couscous or rice.


This was just divine! You could use full tins of all the above, then you would just increase your veggies and meat. Loved the sweetness of the raisins, imagine adding a few dried apricots?


Wow, this week has flown by!


C xx


4 responses to Lamb chop and veg korma made from bits and bobs

  1. I like this! I sometime come up with weird combo’s just get the ‘left-overs’ used up!

  2. What a yummy sounding mish-mash! I agree, the best recipes usually comes when you’re forced to improvise.

  3. Looks lovely – the flavourings are awesome! I know what you mean – some of my best dishes are made the “ready steady cook” way :)

  4. Wow, that is a creative mix of ingredients! Real month-end cooking….looks just delicious!!

    Have a great weekend :)

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