Lamb Curry
Lamb Curry
5 from 139 votes
This simple yet delicious lamb curry is an easy and wholesome meal to put together. This traditional and authentic lamb curry is made with tomatoes and onions cooked with spices for a rich, hearty dish that's perfect to make for a crowd.

Lamb curry or mutton curry is a simple yet delicious Indian lamb curry recipe. This easy lamb curry is put together with basic pantry spices, onions, tomatoes, and garlic paste to create an authentic flavour in this tender lamb curry.

With this lamb curry recipe, you will be able to create a rich and aromatic dish that is perfect for any guest. Serve alongside some steamed basmati rice or some freshly made naans. This lamb curry or mutton curry is perfect for your curry nights.

As in a lot of desi households, curries are almost a daily meal in our household, and out of the many curry recipes out there lamb or mutton curry is one of the most popular ones.

Whenever we invite other families around, it’s always a battle between whether to make this lamb curry or my chicken curry recipe. I know both will go down well with everyone, so it’s the perfect recipe to keep everyone happy.

There are a lot of different types of lamb curries out there from lamb karahi to lamb bhuna gosht. Each is special in its own regard. This lamb curry is one that hits close to home. It’s less of a dish to be served at a restaurant, but more of a good old homey recipe perfect for family dinners.

I alternate between using lamb meat and mutton meat. This recipe works for both types of meat. The difference between lamb and mutton meat is the age. Lamb meat is from sheep that are less than one year old whereas mutton meat is typically three years or older.

Lamb is more tender than mutton so requires less cooking time. So, if you do decide to use lamb instead, be sure to alter the cooking times accordingly.

The sauce of this lamb masala curry tastes so good. Depending on your own personal preference, you can adjust the amount of water that you add. You can add less to make it a thick gravy or more for a thin masala gravy sauce.

When I pair this curry with chapatti, I like to add less water, so it has more of a thicker sauce. If I have it with pilau we tend to add more water to thin the sauce out.

In every family, there are always those recipes that have been passed down through multiple family generations. This is one of mine. This is a very easy lamb curry recipe or easy mutton curry recipe depending on what meat you use.

Making curry from scratch sometimes daunts people due to the number of different spices. But with this simple lamb curry recipe, you will never be afraid again.

The wonderful thing about curry is that ingredients can be altered to match your tastes. Unlike with cakes where you must use exact measurements. Otherwise, your cake will be too dense or too soggy or something will be wrong with it.

This Punjabi lamb curry recipe shows you how to make lamb curry that yields quite a spicy lamb curry. Be sure to adjust the spices if you’re one of those people that can’t handle spice.

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Lamb Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
This simple yet delicious lamb curry is an easy and wholesome meal to put together. This traditional and authentic lamb curry is made with tomatoes and onions cooked with spices for a rich, hearty dish that’s perfect to make for a crowd. Soft, juicy, and tender lamb soaked in a spicy onion and tomato masala gravy.
5 from 139 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 361 kcal


  • 500 g Lamb
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves Methi
  • 500 ml Water
  • Coriander


  • In a pan heat up the olive oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes until softened
  • Add the ginger paste and the garlic paste then sauté for 1 minute
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until softened
  • Add the salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the lamb or mutton and mix to incorporate the spices then cook for 8-10 minutes then add the water
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 45-60 minutes until the meat is tender – if the meat is still not cooked then add you may need to add more water to allow the meat to cook further
  • Add the garam masala, dried fenugreek, and coriander
  • Serve with homemade naan or steamed rice and enjoy!



Calories: 361kcal
Keyword Curry, Indian, Lamb, Mutton, Spicy
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1 year ago

5 stars
This curry is amazing.. it’s better than restaurant quality… When I cook this for my friends they can’t believe it’s not from a restaurant! I cook this dish at least once a month for them now.. thanks Nabeela for sharing this delicious recipe!

1 year ago

5 stars
Cant wait to try this one, I have been working my way through your recipes. Thank you xx

1 year ago

5 stars
This was absolutely delicious! First curry I have ever made from scratch and it was surprisingly easy to make

1 year ago

5 stars
My husband thinks this is the best meal I’ve ever made. Loved it. Thank you. Added a bit more salt, coriander and garam masala.

4 months ago

I’ve been cooking curries for over 60 years. this one looks very appealing and I must try it. Thanks for the recipe.

3 months ago

5 stars
Hi what cut of lamb is best to use?

3 months ago

5 stars
So glad I came across this recipe! Have been missing the taste of my family’s cooking and this brought it all back – very authentic to what I grew up with. Super delicious, can’t wait to make it again and to try your other recipes Nabeela!

3 months ago

5 stars
I just saw this recipe and put it on my list for curry soon. One question, though …. Can I use minced garlic and ginger rather than paste?

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