Leftover lamb BBq & Zuccini Curry 1

Leftover lamb BBq & Zuccini Curry
Low budget & High protein
Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Rich in protein, iron & Fiber Zucchini is packed with many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has a high fiber content and a low-calorie count. Fibre plays an important role in digestion and may limit the likelihood of suffering from a variety of GI issues, plus good quantities of potassium and vitamin B-12. It is also a good source of iron, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
•    1 medium onion 
•    1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste 
•    2 medium tomatoes chopped 
•    1 cup leftover lamb BBQ (almost 300g)
•    3 medium zucchini 
•    3 Tbsp vegetable oil 
•    Salt - per taste
•    Red chillies OR black pepper- per taste 
•    1 Tbsp Curry powder
•    Half Tbsp Garam Masala

Step 1 : Cut zucchini into big round chunks to preserve its nutrients.

Step 2: Steam zucchini in the steamer pot for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and drain the boiling water from the bottom pan. Do not off the lid from the top pan     
Step 3: In a large cooking pot, heat the oil at medium to high flame, add onion. Cook them until light brown

Step 4: Add garlic and ginger paste and then salt, red chilies and curry powder. Cook it for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and mix it well. Tip: you can add black pepper as per taste instead of red chilies
Step 5: Add one tablespoon of water into the mixture and cook it 3-5 minutes to make it curry base masala. Tip: 1.5 Tablespoon of tomatoes paste can also be used for making curry base masala.
Step 6: Once the curry base masala turned into thick paste. Add left over BBQ lamb into it & mix it well.
Tip: Cook the BBQ lamb in 3 cups of water to make it tender for young Tamariki. Also, you can add the lamb broth for making the curry with runny consistency.

Step 7: Add the steamed zucchini in the curry. Mix it well for 2 minutes. Garnish Garam masala and any herb of your choice. cover the pot with lid and off the stove. Tip: cover the lid until ready to serve
Step 8: Serve the curry with roti, bread, or rice. Tip: Enjoy with yoghurt raita and with your favorite salad    Suggestions for Baby Meal: Suitable age: 6 months & above 
BBQ a few lamb pieces without salt for young babies. Make the broth of leftover BBQ Lamb. Use the above spices as per taste. Cook the curry as per the recipe. Take out the baby portion and then add the salt at the end. Make baby curry portion with a runny consistency Mash roti or add rice in the curry and serve it with plain yoghurt.

Recipe is prepared by Bushra Ibrahim- NZ Registered Nutritionist