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Spicy Lamb Noodles Recipe

This dish has got a major kick to it, so if you're a bit of a wuss in the spice department, add fewer chilies.

by Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save
Oct 15 2017, 8:00pm

Photo courtesy Joe Woodhouse.

Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


kosher salt, to taste
1 pound|500 grams medium egg noodles
2 tablespoons|30 ml vegetable oil
3 tablespoons|45 ml Kashmiri chili oil
2 ounces|80 grams chopped red chili, stemmed and minced (about 48)
20 grams wild garlic sprouts
½ cup|100 grams chopped garlic
1 pound|500 grams ground lamb
1/3 cup|100 ml lamb stock
1 1/2 teaspoons|10 ml rice vinegar
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle, plus more for garnish
4 fried eggs
¾ cup|50 grams roasted garlic flakes


1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until until just tender, but firm to bite, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

2. Heat the Kashmiri chili oil in large nonstick skillet over high. Add the chilies, wild garlic sprouts, and chopped garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the lamb and cook until lamb is just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lamb stock and rice vinegar and simmer, stirring often, until thick, about 2 minutes. Add the lamb sauce to the noodles and toss over medium-high heat until the noodles are heated and coated with sauce, about 2 minutes. Mix in the scallions and divide among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with a fried egg and garnish with more scallions and the roasted garlic flakes.