Lamb Curry

Darren Wright, from Chillingworth Road in Christchurch shares his full of flavour Lamb Curry recipe."I really like cooking with this lamb roast cut as the meat is all ready to go with no preparation required.  This delicious curry recipe includes a range of fragrant spices with a hint of sweetness.  Ideal for entertaining friends it is a dish that you can prepare ahead of time and simply heat through when your guests arrive. "

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Lamb Leg Roast cut into 2.5-3 cm pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2.5 cm piece fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 3-4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 350 ml water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp mango chutney optional


  • Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan over a low heat and add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until the onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add spices and cook until fragrant.
  • Add tomato paste and lamb and stir to coat lamb in the spices.
  • Pour in the water and bring up to the boil (lamb should just be covered in liquid), cover and reduce heat to low and simmer until the lamb is tender, 60-70 minutes.
  • Season with salt and sugar and if wished stir through some mango chutney.
  • Serve with naan or roti bread, rice, mango chutney and fresh coriander
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1 Comment

  1. Shirley Blanch on 05/11/2023 at 9:09 pm

    4 stars
    This was lovely and tender , moist and fragrant and simple to prepare and cook. Definitely a keeper recipe.

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