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Spicy Lamb Liver – Kaleji Masala

This delicious Lamb/Mutton liver masala (Kaleji Masala) is spicy, rich, nutritious and is bursting with flavours and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a side dish with toasted crusty bread or rice or naan.

Spicy Lamb Liver - Kaleji Masala

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

~ Lao Tzu

Spicy Lamb Liver - Kaleji Masala

Hubby and I, we got a blood test done few months back and we were confidant that everything will be normal as always. But sadly this time hubby was diagnosed with Thyroid and me , my cholesterol was a bit on the higher side. Eeeee!

That was the reason I was away from blogging for few months. I just couldn’t resist the deliciousness from all around the food blog world.  🙁

Well its all under control now, for me. But for hubby the fight is still on. 

We had to change our diet our eating habits. No gluten. no dairy for hubby, not for me but I chose to give him company. Well I know how hard it is go through all this restrictions especially for some one who is an extreme foodie. It was like LIFE changed all of a sudden. Seriously! 

Initially it was quite difficult especially for someone who loved burgers and various kinda breads. Now its all gluten free and dairy free. Gluten free bread, gluten free pasta, lactose free milk ….. 

Spicy Lamb/ Mutton Liver - Kaleji Masala

He has been meeting doctors and going through informational blogs about thyroid. He has started having loads of vitamins, magnesium, selenium supplements. But he learnt that its best to intake all these in a natural way rather than supplements. 

Comes in this Lamb/Mutton liver to the rescue!!

You will be surprised that liver is loaded with more Nutrients than any other food. 

It had a concentrated source of Vitamin Aand loaded with vitamin B12. Wait wait, it does’t end here..

It is a source of high quality Protein, best sources of Folate and highly usable form of Iron. It is also the best source of cooper, and has traces of zinc and chromium. Phewwww!! 

Well there are more.. But lets discuss it some other time! 😀

Spicy Lamb/ Mutton Liver - Kaleji Masala

Hubby is very veryyyy picky when it comed to food. I have had always liked lamb liver but the Mr. never.. I used to make it and eat it by myself.. I failed to make hubby taste it even 1s.. Apparently it was a bit “icky” for him.. 🙁 

But one fine day, he asked me to pick up lamb liver and make a spicy dish for him. 

Seriously!! HE never fails to surprise me.. 

I asked him the reason for this sudden change of mind. His answer was its a natural source of Vitamin A and so on. He gave me a long explanation…… So he wants to introduce it in the diet. 

Yeah right!! When wife asked you to try lamb/mutton liver earlier.. you didn’t take an effort to try it.. And after reading it somewhere you want it in your diet.. 

These men I say!!  

Spicy Lamb/ Mutton Liver - Kaleji Masala

I agree Liver has a very strong taste and can be too much for someones liking. So the best way to eliminate that strong flavour and taste it’s best to hide liver in dishes with lots of spices and flavour. This Kaleji (liver) Masala is spicy, sumptuous and exploding with flavours. 

So any how I prepared this Spicy Lamb/Mutton Liver (Kaleji Masala) with lots of spices and masalas and lots of fresh coriander leaves and was waiting for his reaction.. He loved it.. Yes!! 

And now we make it a point to have it every week.. 

I hope you are not turned down by strong taste of the liver and cook the liver this way with lots of spices and flavour. And enjoy it as much as we do.

 

Spicy Lamb/Mutton Liver - Kaleji Masala
This delicious Lamb/Mutton liver masala (Kaleji Masala) is spicy, rich and is bursting with flavours and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a side dish with toasted crusty bread or rice or naan.
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Ingredients
  1. 500gms Lamb/Mutton Liver, cut into 1 inch pieces
  2. 3 medium Onions, thinly sliced
  3. 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  4. 2 large Tomatoes, chopped
  5. 2-3 Green chillies, chopped
  6. 1/2 cup thick Yogurt
  7. 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  8. 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  9. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1 tsp chilli powder
  11. 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  12. 1/2 cup fresh Coriander leaves, chopped
  13. 4 tbsp Oil/Ghee (I used 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp ghee)
  14. salt as per taste
Tempering the oil/ghee
  1. 10-12 peppercorns
  2. 4-5 green cardamoms
  3. 5-6 cloves
  4. 2 inch cinnamon
  5. 1 big black cardamom
  6. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
Instructions
  1. Heat oil or ghee in a thick bottom pan or karahi on medium heat, then add peppercorns, green cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamons and cumin seeds.
  2. When it starts to sizzle add the sliced onions and fry till its becomes soft and translucent. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and continuing frying on medium heat till the raw smell disappears and its golden brown in colour.
  3. Now add the lamb/mutton liver to it and continue frying till it changes its colour.
  4. At this moment the liver is gonna leave a lot of its moisture, so reduce the heat to low to medium and continue frying till the moisture disappears about 8-10 mins.
  5. Now increase the heat to medium and add the tomatoes and green chillies along with chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix everything well.
  6. Continue cooking till the tomatoes are soft and mushy and you can see oil seeping out from the masala.
  7. Now add salt and yogurt and mix it well and cook it on medium heat till you can see the oil on the surface of the masala.
  8. Once the yogurt dries up and you can see the oil seeping out of the masala, add the garam masala powder and the chopped coriander leaves and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the flame.
  10. Garnish with some ginger julians ,chopped chillies, some fresh coriander and a dash of lime.
  11. Serve it hot with some crusty bread, or rice or roti or naan.
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Spicy Lamb/ Mutton Liver - Kaleji Masala

 

Spicy Lamb/ Mutton Liver - Kaleji Masala

Bon Appetite!!!

Have a great week ahead!!

Love Arpita

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42 Comments
  • Bombshell Drawer Blog
    August 17, 2015

    I love lamb liver!OMG this is absolutely come from heaven !!there was a time last year where I had anaemia and vitamins deficiency, I had liver for break almost everyday! I know how liver have load of nutritions and it is better than supplements.

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 17, 2015

    This looks packed full of flavours! I love all the spices you used in this dish.

  • Mira
    August 17, 2015

    Such a delicious meal! Love it! My grandmother makes lamb liver, too! Will have to try it!

  • Danielle
    August 18, 2015

    I’ve never made liver before, but I know my mom absolutely loves it! I love all of the spices in this dish too, such a great way to add flavor.

  • Savita @ ChefDeHome
    August 18, 2015

    Arpita, this is a such delicious dish! Really, making me hungry!! Pass me a big bowl for dinner! 🙂

  • Sues
    August 18, 2015

    Oh man, I’m so sorry to hear about you and your hubby’s medical updates. The good news is, this looks DELICIOUS! Also, I think that Lao Tzu quote is so comforting 🙂

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    August 18, 2015

    Sorry to hear about your husband’s thyroid. This lamb dish sounds like a wonderful way to get in a those vitamins and protein! The flavors sound amazing!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
    August 18, 2015

    Glad to hear your cholesterol is now under control and that you guys are eating better for your husband!! I have never had lamb liver but I believe how good it is for you!!! thank you for sharing and hope your husband can also get things under control!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
    August 18, 2015

    Oh this dish looks fantastic, Arpita! I’ve never had lamb liver before, but I love the looks of it!

  • Another gorgeous dish Arpita! Your photos are beautiful, and everything looks like it tastes simply amazing!

  • I am not a fan of liver now, although I used to love it when I was a kid. But, my husband loves it and he loves curry, so I will pass this recipe on to him so he can make it when I am off travelling 🙂

  • GiGi Eats
    August 18, 2015

    BUT SERIOUSLY – serve me up this bowl of awesome, RIGHT NOW!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes
    August 18, 2015

    Such beautiful colors in this dish! I don’t think I’ve ever had lamb liver before (but have tried and loved other livers). Sounds like I need to try this soon!

  • Ashley
    August 19, 2015

    Sorry to hear about your husband’s thyroid! Diet changes are so hard – my mom and sister both had to switch to a gluten-free diet and I know it was so challenging for them at first.

    But this dish looks wonderful!!

    • I totally agree with you Ashley, diet change is so hard.. but getting used to it.. 🙂 thank you so much Ashley!

  • Thyroid is such a pain. I am sorry to hear about your hubby’s thyroid. Good to hear that your cholesterol is under control! 🙂 And this spicy lamb looks delish, Arpita! So full of awesome flavors!

    • Thank you so much Anu!! Thyroid is really bad and with all the restrictions it is such a PAIN!! 🙁 well anyways the positive side is we have started eating and leading a healthy lifestyle.. 🙂

  • Food Blogger Club
    August 19, 2015

    We love Indian recipes and this spicy lamb liver kaleji masala looks so yummy!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    August 19, 2015

    Ooh, that’s tough, Arpita! Sorry you’ve had to go through that, but it sounds like you’re getting it all under control now. The meal looks amazing (so many wonderful flavours!) I love the quote, too! 🙂

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks
    August 19, 2015

    Wow looks so delicious and wishing a speedy recovery 🙂

  • Nagi@RecipeTinEats
    August 19, 2015

    Mmmm!! The spices in this are incredible! What a way to cook liver!

  • marcie
    August 20, 2015

    I’m so sorry to hear about your medical issues, but luckily there are so many great gluten-free and dairy free products and recipes that you’ll probably never feel deprived! I hope things improve for you both. 🙂 I’ve never had lamb liver, but those spices sound insanely delicious and I’ll bet this would be terrific!

    • Thank you so much Marcie!! Yes, thank God for these gluten free products and recipes.. phewww.. it really helps.. 🙂 I hope you give lamb liver a try.. 🙂

  • annie@ciaochowbambina
    August 20, 2015

    I’ve not had lamb liver, either, but I love your spicy preparation! Good to see you’re both getting your health concerns under control!