Railway Curry with Achari Gobi and Onion Paratha

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A rich lamb curry from the British colonial era in India…

Much of the India’s vast railway system was built during the British Raj era - including a stretch between Mumbai (formerly Bombay) all the way to Peshawar (in what is now Pakistan). The train known as The Frontier Mail ran this route and the journey time of 72 hours meant that plenty of provisions, including this delicious curry, would be provided to first class customers!

At the time the unadventurous British would eat this curry with a Scottish morning roll but we’re serving it instead with some North Indian favourites - onion paratha, a refreshing salad, a simple cauliflower dish known as achari gobi and a fiery carrot pickle.

40 minutes

1 hour 45 minutes


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WHOLE SPICES: Black cardamon, green cardamon, bay leaves
MARINADE SPICES: Turmeric, Kashmiri chilli
CURRY PASTE SPICES: Cinnamon, toasted cumin, toasted coriander, Kashmiri chilli, black pepper, green cardamon, fennel, fenugreek leaf
PARATHA SPICES: Paprika, cumin, coriander, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg, green chilli, coriander leaf
ACHARI GOBI SEEDS: Fenugreek, brown mustard, fennel, cumin, nigella
ACHARI GOBI GROUND SPICES: Cumin, mustard powder, coriander, fennel
CARROT PICKLE SPICES: Toasted mustard seeds, toasted cumin, fenugreek, asafoetida, chilli, garlic, ginger

  • 500g diced lamb or mutton
  • 500g floury potatoes
  • 2 medium red onions 
  • 5 cloves of garlic 
  • Fresh ginger - roughly chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 1 small cauliflower 
  • 1 large carrot 
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1-2 green chillies 
  • 1 lemon 
  • 200ml full fat coconut milk 
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 250g plain flour or bread flour plus extra for rolling
  • Rice for 4 to serve (optional)
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Lovely curry, but the sides weren't as good as other Spicebox curry's

Carl Brown