Adapted from At Home with Madhur Jaffrey. Not particularly intensely flavored, but again the boys really liked it. It makes a LOT — at least a couple of meals’ worth, if not more.
3 T olive/canola oil
2 cinnamon sticks
1 onion, finely chopped
1 t finely grated peeled fresh ginger (microplanes rule)
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
2 lbs ground lamb or beef
3 T tomato paste
1 t cumin
2 t coriander
1/4 t cayenne (note: I recommend more, having made it)
1/4 t turmeric
1 3/4 t salt
10 oz boiling potatoes, cut in 3/4 inch cubes
Pour oil in large frying pan over med heat. When hot, add cinnamon sticks & let sizzle 5 seconds. Add onions and fry until brown at the edges. Add ginger and garlic, and stir for a minute. Add meat; stir and fry until meat loses redness. Add yogurt, tomato paste, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and turmeric, and stir for a minute. Add salt, potatoes, and 2 C water. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover, turn heat to low, and cook ~30 minutes.