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Lamb Chilli

Chunky Lamb Chilli with Easy Cook Basmati Rice

For a twist, try serving the Chicken or Lamb Jalfrezi in mini naan breads, along with a yogurt dressing for a deliciously hot kebab.

  • Medium
  • Serves 8 - 10




Lamb Chilli

  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 5 large onions, finely chopped
  • 12 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 5 red peppers, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 50g ground cumin
  • 50g medium chilli powder or hot
  • 2kg lamb, lean, diced
  • 4kg tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 ½ tsp tabasco sauce
  • 2kg red kidney beans, canned, drained & rinsed
  • 2 large bunches fresh coriander, chopped


  • 1.25kg Tilda Easy Cook Basmati Rice
  • 5 tsps dried chilli flakes
  • Soured cream to serve, optional


  1. For the chilli, heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a low heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 10 minutes until softened, then add the red chilli, red pepper, ground cumin and chilli powder and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Turn up the heat to high, add the lamb and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, or until the lamb is browned.

  3. dd the chopped tomatoes and Tabasco sauce and bring to the boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lamb is tender and the sauce has thickened.

  4. Stir in the kidney beans and mix well. Cook gently, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Season to taste and stir in the coriander.

  5. Meanwhile, for the rice, add the rice and chilli flakes to a large pan of boiling water and cook following pack instructions.

  6. To serve, spoon the rice and chunky chilli on to warmed serving plates. Top with a spoonful of soured cream, if desired, and serve immediately.