Quick Lamb Curry
Use leftover lamb for this dish and adjust the spiciness of the sauce with the amount of curry powder.
Freezing Information : freeze for up to 3 months.
Leftovers are delicious cut into smaller pieces and served warm as a baked potato topping.
Preparation Time15 min
Preparation Time - Text15 mins
Cooking Time25 min
Cooking Time - Text25
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursemain course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturehot & spicy, meaty, savory
- 2 green bell peppers, seeded and quartered
- 1 onion, quartered
- 3 garlic cloves, sliced
- One 1 in (2.5cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- One 14.5 oz (411g) can chopped tomatoes
- ½ cup canned coconut milk
- 4 cups (bite-sized pieces) cooked lamb
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Chopped cilantro, to garnish
Purèe the green peppers, onion, garlic, and ginger with 1 tbsp water in a blender.
Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the mustard seeds and cook, stirring frequently, for about 30 seconds, or until they begin to pop. Pour in the onion purèe and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes, until the purèe is thick and fairly dry.
Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and the curry powder and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice and cook for 1 minute, stirring often, then stir in the coconut milk and mix well.
Add the lamb and peas and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for about 6 minutes, until the peas are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the cilantro and serve hot.
2008 Dorling Kindersley