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A question about a recipe: Slow Cooked Bengali Lamb Chili

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I have a question about the recipe "Slow Cooked Bengali Lamb Chili " from Rinku Bhattacharya /Spice Chronicles. the recipe asks for 1/2 lb of lamb...is that correct becuase it says the recipe serves 8?

asked by Flavia about 1 month ago

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added 30 days ago

It seems okay to me. This appears to be one of those peasant cuisine recipes that are meant to stretch the scraps of an expensive premium ingredient (meat) when the quantity available isn't enough to make a meal for several diners.

This chili recipe is mostly about legumes, tomatoes, onions, and liquid. The meat is more of a flavoring agent not the focal point of the dish. Traditional cuisines all over the world do this.

Raviolis and dumplings are a similar way of using up a small amount of a premium ingredient. So are most traditional soups and stews.

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Nancy

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added 30 days ago

Same here.
Other recipes for this dish (ghoogni, ghugni etc) also have about 8 oz or half lb lamb.
One had more...where mutton/lamb was a prominent ingredient, not just a flavoring.
So, you could either make it as written here, or add more lamb, if that fits better for your dinner and your guests.

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Nancy

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added 30 days ago

PS Maybe it's the recipe name that is misleading, raising expectations this would be a lamb-centered dish.. In it's Bengali/Kolkata home it's known mainly as a legume dish.

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