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Lamb curry

Spring lamb which is in season is very tender and flavourful. I use freshly ground spices to make this dish which makes it very flavourful.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr


  • 500 grams lamb shank (boneless)
  • 2 medium onions thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato chopped or 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 3-4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder or as per taste
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • A few coriander leaves for garnish


  • Dry roast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Grind them in a coffee grinder/mixer into a fine powder
  • Wash the lamb and cut into medium pieces. Rub salt and turmeric. Set aside
  • Heat a large frying pan and add oil and butter. Add the onion and fry until golden brown on medium-low heat
  • Add the ginger, garlic and fry for a minute
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin & coriander powder, salt and mix well
  • Cook until the tomatoes are done and oil separates
  • Push the mixture to one side of the pan and add the lamb on the other side. Stir fry briefly to seal all sides of the lamb. Mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of hot water and mix well. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the lamb is completely cooked
  • Turn off the heat. Add cinnamon and nutmeg powder and mix well
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot parathas or flatbread of your choice (Click here for multi-layer paratha recipe)


You may use store-bought cumin and coriander powder but freshly ground spices add more flavour to the curry
Nutrition Facts
Lamb curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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