Bangalore Phal - Lamb Curry in Coriander Sauce

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Sep. 30, 2013

This is a Bangalore favorite and can be made using lamb, mutton, goat or even chicken. The base of the sauce is a blend of coriander, onions and spices, and the meat is simmered till it's fall apart delicious.


For spice paste
Peppercorn 10 Medium
Ginger garlic paste 4 Tablespoon
Fresh coriander leaves 3 Cup (48 tbs) , chopped
Red onions 2 , thinly sliced
Other ingredients for curry
Green chillies 4
Turmeric powder 2 Tablespoon
Garam masala powder 2 Tablespoon
Cumin powder 2 Tablespoon
Lamb cubes 2 Pound ((((mutton or goat))))
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((((as required))))
Lemon 1 , juiced ((((as desired))))



1. In a blender put the peppercorns, ginger garlic paste and coriander leaves. Add few drops of water and blend to a smooth paste. Transfer into a bowl. Set aside.

2. In a pan heat 1 tablespoon oil and put in the onions. Saute them till golden brown. Transfer them into the blender. Add a little coriander mixture and blend till smooth. Mix it with the rest of the coriander mixture.


3. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Pour the coriander mixture into it. Season with turmeric powder, garam masala and cumin powder. Put in the whole green chillies and sauté for a few minutes or till the raw flavour disappears.

4. Add the lamb pieces and stir till all the meat is coated well. Pour about 1 cup water and season with salt. On medium heat bring it to boil. Continue to cook for around 1 hour more or till the meat is tender enough to fall apart. Stir occasionally and add water if required in between.

5. Once the cooking is done pour lemon juice, stir to incorporate and cook for a few more minutes. Turn off the heat.


6. In a serving plate, serve the lamb with rotis or steamed rice.


Pressure cooker can be used to cook the lamb faster.

Green chillies can be blended along with the coriander leaves if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 319Calories from Fat 180

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 519 mg21.63%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet