Lamb Dopiaza

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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This is an elegant dish that may be made as mild or as hot as you like. It is cooked with a fair amount of oil, but most of this is skimmed off the top before serving.

Lamb dopiaza may be served with rice or an Indian bread. Spicy green beans also go well with it.


  • 4 good-sized onions, peeled
  • 7 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2.5 cm/1


  1. Cut 3 of the onions into halves lengthways, then cut them across into very fine half rings. Chop the fourth onion finely. Keep the 2 types of onion separate.
  2. Put the garlic and ginger into a blender or food processor. Add 100ml/3½fl oz of the measured water and blend until fairly smooth. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a wide, heavy saucepan over a medium-