What did I get when I mixed yogurt, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, onion, garlic, fresh chillies and tomato passata into a pan of ground lamb with peas, as per Madhur Jaffrey’s instructions? Something that tasted exactly like ground lamb with peas. Now, I will have lost some flavor when I poured off about a cup’s worth of rendered fat (not buying from that butcher again), but still. With this many ingredients, I had expected a bit of a wallop to the taste buds. But no. Just lamb and peas. Curious, very curious.