Adapted from Healthy Indian Cooking Shehzad Husain and Manisha Kanani. Serves 2

Lamb is a wonderfully delicious and nutritious meat. Full of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats it is certainly worth adding this recipe into your repertoire. It is rich in B12, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and iron, and contains many others too. It has high levels of Omega 3s (what you want) and even higher if the lamb was grass-fed as opposed to grain fed.


  • 1tbsp high smoke point oil, grapeseed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger pulp OR 2tsp grated fresh ginger, or 1tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric OR 2tsp grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 medium tomatoes (optional)
  • 300g lamb mince
  • 2 large carrots, cut into small batons/matchsticks**
  • 1 cup petit pois or frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 green chilli chopped (optional)
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based frying pan. Fry/ sauté the chopped onion over medium heat for 5 minutes until golden.
  2. Whilst the onion is frying, use a small bowl to stir together the garlic, ginger, chilli powder, turmeric, ground coriander and salt.
  3. Add the spice mixture and the tomatoes if you are using them, into the onions and fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Add the lamb mince to the frying pan and stir fry for 10 minutes until browned.
  5. Break up any lumps of meat whilst stirring it all.
  6. Add the small carrot batons, frozen peas, chopped fresh mint and coriander, chopped chilli if you’re using it, and mix it all together in the frying pan.
  7. Stir-fry for 10 minutes, making sure the carrots are cooked.
  8. Serve with the fresh coriander leaves garnish.  

**To cut the carrots into small batons/ matchsticks: cut carrots into 5cm lengths. Stand each length up on its bottom and slice the carrot into 3-4 slices lengthways. Then place those pieces on the chopping board and slice into small width batons/ matchsticks.

This Lamb with Peas and Mint is a fast and simple meal to cook for yourself or your family. Make a double batch, or a quadruple batch, and freeze for when you are pressed for time one night.

Nutritious and delicious!

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