Spiced Lamb Curry

Spiced Lamb Curry

Today marks the start of National Curry Week which runs from the 12th -18th October 2015. To celebrate, I've created this delicious curry using diced shoulder of Welsh Lamb with heaps of fragrant Indian spices.

A mild chicken korma is usually the preference in these parts as I know it's something the kids will eat it! It was therefore quite refreshing to try something a bit different with the spices notched up a peg or two. It's spicy but not hot  - I just served some natural yogurt alongside for the kids. If you do like your curry a little bit hotter though just add another red chili to the equation.


| Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 90 Minutes | Total Time: 1 hr 45 Minutes |


  • 1kg Diced Shoulder of Lamb
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 25g Fresh ginger, peeled
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • 1 Red Chili, deseeded
  • 2 TBSP Ground Cumin
  • 2 TBSP Ground Coriander
  • 1 TBSP Turmeric
  • 1 400g Tin of Tomatoes
  • 150ml Beef Stock
  • 3 TBSP Honey


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 150c (130 fan).
  • Step 2: In a large casserole heat a glug of olive oil then brown the diced lamb in batches - remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Step 3: Add another glug of oil to the pan and gently soften the onion for 5 minutes.
  • Step 4: Whilst the onion is cooking, put the ginger, garlic and chili in a food processor and whizz to a paste.
  • Step 5: Add the paste to the pan alongside the ground spices and stir for a minute.
  • Step 6: Put the browned lamb back in along with the tomatoes, beef stock and honey, stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper then put a lid on the pan and pop it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Serve with plenty of rice and poppadoms.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 12th October 2015 |


  1. I love curry and this one looks so delicious and so easy - my kind of recipe! Am definitely bookmarking.

  2. I love curry but am not good at making it. This looks like one i should try, lovely

  3. I love curry and have got a lamb curry planned for tomorrow night! This looks and sounds delicious x #recipeoftheweek

  4. Lamb or beef is so good with curry, strong flavors of lamb and beef match perfectly with all spices and created a very comfortable taste. I like the lamb to be really tender, guess I can finish this in the pan to speed up the process. :)


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