Scotch Lamb and Aubergine Dhansak

Scotch Lamb and Aubergine Dhansak

Serves 4


  • 500g Scotch Lamb mince

  • 2 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp hot chillim powder

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cm piece root ginger, chopped

  • 1 aubergine, cubed

  • 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 100g red lentils

  • 400ml hot lamb stock

  • 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half

  • 250g young leaf spinach

  • Basmati rice and /or naan bread to serve

Cooking Method

  1. Place the lamb in a bowl, sprinkle over the spices and mix well together (if you have time set aside for an hour).
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion, ginger, aubergine and pepper for 5 minutes or so until golden.
  3. Add the spiced mince and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lentils, stock, tomatoes and cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 30 minutes until very tender.
  5. Add the spinach, and cook for a minute or two until wilted. Serve with rice or naan.

Serving suggestions

For a lovely cooling raita to serve with this curry, coarsley grate ½ cucumber and place in a sieve. Press with the back of a spoon to extract the excess juice. Mix the cucumber with 150g natural yogurt, 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint and a crushed garlic clove.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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