One Pot Wonder Lamb Curry

By Jayshri Ganda and Laxmi Ganda

lamb curry
A warming winter one pot wonder. This recipe is special because it’s a dish that brings the family together. Known to be a good flavoured curry all over the world. It’s a classic.


Serves 4

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 70 minutes



1kg lamb shoulder chops
3 tablespoons oil
3 whole green cardamom pods
5 whole cloves
1 whole star anise, broken
1/4 cinnamon stick, broken
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh green chilli, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 medium potato, 3cm sized chunks
1 cup tomatoes, blended, tinned or fresh 1 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped



  1. Cut lamb into pieces, trimming off any excess fat and wash. In a large frypan, heat oil on medium heat. Add cardamom, cloves, star anise and cinnamon for 1 minute or until darkened. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Add chilli, ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric and garam masala. Stir paste to infuse masala. Add lamb. Seal meat by browning. Cover and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and water, simmer for a further 15 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve hot with roti.
  3. Alternatively, cook this entire dish for 15 minutes on medium heat in a pressure cooker. Combine tomatoes and potatoes after meat has browned. Do not add water.


This recipe is an extract from A LITTLE BIT OF THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF THAT A GUJARATI INDIAN COOKBOOK FROM AOTEAROA by Jayshri Ganda and Laxmi Ganda, RRP $55.00 AUD or $69.00 NZD available here: 

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