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Lamb Apricot Chilli


  • 1/2 C thinly sliced lean lamb steak
  • 1 C cooked moong beans
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala blend
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots soaked in hot water for about half an hour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 C water


  1. Heat a cast iron pan and add the oil
  2. Add the lamb and cook it for a few minutes
  3. Add in the salt.
  4. As soon as you add the salt, the lamb with release some water.
  5. Cook on medium heat until the water evaporates
  6. Now add the ginger garlic paste, and cook until fragrant
  7. Add all the spices and mix.
  8. Add the water and cook it for a few minutes.
  9. Add the moong and the apricots and cook for 5- 7 minutes, until apricots are tender and the dish has a chili like consistency.
  10. Eat with a whole wheat roti/bread or add some sliced raw onions on top and dig in.

Recipe Notes

The Dried apricots used in this recipe are tart ones. It lends a tart & sweet flavor. The apricots I used are dried with their stone in and have a brownish color. You can source them in Indian / Mediterranean stores.
Alternately, if you use the dried apricots usually available in the stores, you may need to add some lemon juice to bring out the slightly tart flavor that the sun dried apricots have.