The color of lamb can be an indication of the age of the animal, which translates into tenderness and flavor of the meat. Lamb is usually pinkish-red, baby lamb is pale pink and mutton is light to dark red.
This is a fantastic curry that I've tweaked over the years using a blend of aromatic spices. Fenugreek seeds can be found in specialty spice stores and are common in Middle Eastern curries and chutneys, but you can leave them out of this recipe. —Janis Kracht, Windsor, New York