Fragrant, spicy and one of the most popular dishes on Indian restaurant menus...
Bhuna is a highly spiced yet quite mild curry with lots of character and a bit of tang from the use of tamarind in the sauce. The name describes the cooking technique of first frying the onions, garlic and spices in hot oil to form a dark, brown paste.
The meat is then added and cooked in the spice paste and its own juices which results in an intensely-flavoured thick sauce coating the tender meat. It’s served here topped with green chillies, a cooling raita as well as a veg pakora, a tangy tamarind chutney and a crunchy kosambari salad.