It's delicious and "very Indian", I'm told, AND it's dead simple to make.
Meat--cut into thin or small pieces so they can cook quickly.
Prawns, shelled and tailed.
Potatoes--sliced like meat.
Garam masala powder (cloves, cardamom, cinnamon at least, fresh-ground).
Red chillie powder OR chopped dry red chillies.
Coriander and cumin powder--2:1.
Pinch of turmeric.
Whole milk (I used coconut milk).
Heat oil in a wok. Toss in the potatoes and keep tossing them gently till they're more or less evenly browned. When they are, add the onions and keep folding in till they start smelling fried and sweet. When they change colour, add green chillies and give a couple of stires before adding the prawns or the meat. Stir well, about one minute on low flame for the shrimp and three to five on high for the meat. Add tomatoes and stir, strong-wristed, so the tomatoes will disintegrate. Add coriander, cumin, red chillie powder/paste, salt. Mix well. Add half a cup of milk and stir in. Add a cup of water. Taste sweetness and add a dash of sugar if required (and salt). Cover and cook till potatoes are soft and the gravy reduces to a desired thickness. Tomatoes can be added at this point if you want a more tangy gravy. Springle garam masala powder on top. Serve with white rice or roti/naan/poori/fulka.