This is one of those perfect, easy to throw together one-dish winter meals. That everyone in my family loves. Amazingly.
To make enough for four people, you will need:
1 kilo of lamb cutlets
2 heaped tablespoons of full fat greek yoghurt
2 heaped tablespoons of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of oil
1 heaped tablespoon of bottle masala (or good quality, freshly ground curry powder)
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
A punnet of cherry tomatoes
Fresh coriander and lemon to garnish
Make a marinade with the yoghurt, tomato paste, oil, crushed garlic and seasonings and coat the lamb. I do this in a snap lock bag which inevitably tears... and then I saw on Masterchef last week that you can use two bags, one inside the other to prevent this, which had never before occurred to me. Leave for anything between 30 minutes to overnight, depending on how much time you have.
To cook the lamb, you can grill, pan fry, BBQ or bake it. For this recipe I put the lamb in a big oven dish and bake it in a 200 degree oven for around 10 minutes, then I take it out, throw in the cherry tomatoes and put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes until the lamb browns and tomatoes go a bit mushy.
When the lamb is done, take it out and leave it to rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve topped with fresh coriander and lots of fresh lemon juice.