Brasserie La Coupole
A true Art Deco masterpiece, La Coupole is the most famous Parisian brasserie in the world. Today it is the quintessential symbol of Montparnasse’s history, as well as a key component of the art of living and socialising in Paris, particularly in the 14th arrondissement.
Indian Lamb Curry
Ingredients for 6 people:
- – 3.5 kg lamb meat from shoulder or leg
- – 10 cl sunflower oil
- – 3 Golden Delicious apples
- – 1 banana, sliced
- – 1 tsp curry powder
- – 1 tsp mild paprika
- – 30 g shredded coconut
- – 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- – 250 g onions, finely chopped
- – ½ tbsp coarse salt
- – 20 g flour
- – 50 cl lamb stock
- – 200 g tomatoes
- – 50 g curly parsley
- – 500 g Basmati rice
- – 50 g butter
- – Bouquet garni
- – Mango chutney, chili and achars
- 1 Cut the lamb in pieces and brown for five minutes with one sliced apple and the banana. Add the onions and garlic.
- 2 After five minutes, add the curry powder, paprika and coconut. Stir and sprinkle with the flour. Add water or clarified lamb stock to cover.
- 3 Add the bouquet garni, season with salt and leave to cook over low heat for 1 to 1.5 hours.
- 4 Remove the meat from the sauce. Blend the sauce until smooth then return the lamb pieces to the pot. Let simmer slowly for 30 minutes.
- 5 Serve the lamb with diced apples sweated in butter, crushed tomatoes, chopped parsley and Basmati rice, without which the curry would be hopelessly incomplete.
- 6 The mango chutney, chili and achars are served as condiments in small bowls in keeping with tradition.