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Lemony Ground Lamb with Mint and Cilantro
From "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey"

2 Tbsp olive or canola oil
Two 2in cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 lb ground lamb (not too fatty)
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated and peeled
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp garam masala

Pour the oil into a large frying pan and set over medium high. When hot, put the cinnamon sticks. Let them sizzle for a few seconds. Add the onions. Stir and fry until onion turns brown at edges. Now add the lamb and ginger. Stir and fry for about 5 min, breaking up the chunks of meat as you do. Add 1 cup water, the salt, and cayenne. Stir and bring to simmer. Cover, turn heat to low, and simmer gently 30-40 minutes or until meat is tender. Add the mint, cilantro, lemon juice, and garam masala. Stir and cook uncovered on low heat for another 5 min, stir now and then. Spoon out extra fat before serving.

Serve with flatbreads or rice, makes a good wrap with veggies.

Serves 3-4
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