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Lamb Curry Recipe

lamb curry recipe

A good lamb curry recipe is a staple in any Indian food cookbook.

This one is quite delicious. It adds the sweetness of raisins and apples to the spicy curry blend.

Fruit is often added to Indian curry recipes to tone down the sharpness of the curry flavor and add a lighter, obviously fruitier, taste.

These spices and fruits work really well with the delicate lamb meat.

Curried lamb doesn’t really take that long to prepare. It does however take over 1 hour to simmer.

That cooking time is essential for curry recipes, to allow the flavors to meld with the meat. The long slow cook time also ensures the meat will be very tender.

Lamb curry

Lamb Curry Recipe

A good lamb curry recipe is a staple. This recipe is delicious, with the sweetness of raisins and apples added to the spicy curry blend.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 548 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 pounds lamb, lean, cubed
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 apples, tart, chopped


  • Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the lamb and onions and brown over medium heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the lamb has browned, add the hot water, parsley, garlic and thyme. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the lamb is tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and curry powder, and gradually add cold water to make a smooth paste. Blend with some of the hot cooking liquid and add to the meat mixture, stirring well. Add raisins and apples and cook 15 minutes longer.
  • Serve with Indian basmati rice.


Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 26gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 531mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
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  • Use hot curry powder if you want to create some heat. Or add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce.

Lamb curry on it’s own is a great diabetic recipe. However, it is often served with lots of rice. If you can handle a bit of rice, go for it. Then add lots of vegetables and a big salad.

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2 thoughts on “Lamb Curry Recipe”

  1. 4 stars
    Easy to make and tasty. Lamb was VERY tender. Followed recipe exactly except for adding water periodically in first cooking step. When I make it again, I will increase the amount of curry powder to give it a little more oomph.

  2. Easy to make I followed the recipe exactly though I had no apples so I used dried apricots. was a big hit at our table nothing left in the serving bowl.


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