lamb curry: south african recipe

lamb curry: south african recipe

Who does not love good food? Everyone has his or her preference for good food. However, certain food types can never go wrong when prepared well. Curries have a unique way of making your tummy rant and saliva fill your mouth. The aroma of a well-prepared curry is enough to get you thinking of diving into the plate. Curries have a particular way of attracting you, even when you are not hungry at all. The more reason why you should consider trying lamb curry South African recipe.

lamb curry: south african recipe
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Curries are the most natural food to make. The art behind it is playing with spices. The method will also determine the tastiness of your meal. For lamb curry, there are a couple of ways of making it. You can choose to try lamb curry South African style, lamb curry with coconut milk, creamy lamb curry, or the simple leftover lamb curry. Each one of these options guarantees a finger-licking dish.

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What is the best lamb to use for lamb curry?

The type of ingredients that you use for your dish has the most significant contribution to the tastiness of your food. It is vital to ensure that the main ingredient has the best quality. That brings us to the question, what is the best lamb to use for lamb curry? One thing you should consider is the tenderness of the meat. You would not want to spend time boiling your meat and risk it losing its taste. Going for a tender steak will go a long way.

The taste of the steak also matters. Different parts of the lamb have different tastes. For instance, meat cut from the shoulder has the best flavor. Lamb chops are also delicious and tender too. Alternatively, you can go for the rump. It has a tender steak. It also has a great flavor and can, therefore, guarantee a delicious dish.

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How do you make good lamb curry?

In as much as curries are all about spices, some people are not into spicy food. That should not scare you though. There are mutton curry recipes that are not that spicy. For instance, you should consider making the same curry with coconut milk. Here are some of the tasty options one could choose from.

Lamb curry South African style

lamb curry: south african recipe
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Lamb curry South African style is an irresistibly yummy dish. This is one of the most authentic dishes in South Africa. You can choose to serve it with rice or roti. Here is a simple mutton curry recipe for making this palatable dish.


• 400g lamb rumps, cubed

• 3 tablespoon canola oil

• 1 tomato, chopped

• 1 onion, chopped

• 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed

• 1 teaspoon ginger, crushed

• 4 potatoes, quartered

• 4 sprigs fresh coriander

• 100g frozen peas

• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

• 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

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• 2 teaspoon Garam masala

• 2 teaspoon Chili powder

• 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder

• 1 teaspoon salt


The method of preparing a curry is also determined by how well you cook your ingredients. Here is a simple process of how to make lamb curry South African style.

1. In a pot, add the meat and peas. Let them simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add a bit of water and bring the two to a boil.

2. In a different pot, heat the canola oil in medium heat.

3. Add the chopped onions, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, fennels, garam masala, and salt. Stir until the onions turn to golden brown.

4. Add garlic and ginger and stir for 30 seconds.

5. Add the chopped tomatoes and let the ingredients cook for a minute and stir them gradually until the tomatoes are thoroughly cooked.

6. Add the meat and peas to your ingredients and mix them until the meat is completely browned.

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7. Add the potatoes to your ingredients and stir until the potatoes are browned.

8. Add one and a half boiling water and stir to mix your ingredients.

9. Cover the pot and turn your heat level to low. Bring your ingredients to a boil for 30-45 minutes, depending on how quick your potatoes will cook.

10. Once your potatoes are well cooked, add the coriander to garnish.

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The creamy lamb curry recipe

creamy lamb curry
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If you do not enjoy the taste of the spicy South African lamb curry, you could as well try the creamy lamb curry. It is simple to make and serve. Check out this lamb curry recipe.


• 2 pounds of boneless lamb, cubed

• 1 medium-sized onion, chopped

• 1 large and juicy tomato, diced

• 2 bay leaves

• 8 fresh mint leaves, chopped

• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

• 2 garlic cloves, crushed

• 1 ginger, crushed

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• 1 tablespoon garam masala

• 1 teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 cinnamon stick

• 2 teaspoons ground coriander

• Cooking oil

• ½ teaspoon salt

• 2 cups fat-free-sodium chicken broth

• ½ cup plain nonfat yoghurt


1. Sprinkle the salt on the cubed lamb pieces.

2. In a Dutch oven sprayed with cooking oil, cook the lamb cubes over medium heat. For five minutes, stir the pieces gradually until they turn brown.

3. In another pan, fry the onions and ginger over medium heat for two minutes. Add the garlic and allow it to cook for one minute while stirring.

4. Add the ground coriander, cumin, cloves, bay leaves, and cinnamon and stir for one minute.

5. Add the lamb cubes, the broth, and tomatoes. Stir until the tomatoes are completely cooked.

6. Cover the dish and allow it to simmer for an hour under low heat until the lamb is tender.

7. Remove the pan from the heat, add the garam masala, and garnish with the mint leaves.

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Lamb curry with coconut milk

coconut lamb curry
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The aroma that coconut milk gives food is heavenly. This is one reason why you should try lamb curry with coconut milk.


• 700g diced lamb shoulder

• 3 garlic cloves, crushed

• 1 large onion, diced

• Fresh coriander, chopped

• ½ long red chili, finely chopped

• 2 tablespoons ghee

• 400ml coconut milk

• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

• 1 ½ tablespoon tomato paste

• 1 ¼ turmeric powder

• 2 medium carrots, diced

• 2 ½ garam masala powder

• 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon, squeezed

• 2 medium celery sticks, squeezed

• 1 tablespoon coconut oil


1. In a pan, heat the coconut oil.

2. Under high heat, add the lamb and stir for four minutes until its color turns to light brown.

3. Add the onions, chili, and celery and allow them to cook for one minute.

4. Turn the heat to medium and add the garlic, turmeric, garam masala, ghee, and the fennel seeds. Stir the mix for one minute.

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5. Add the tomato paste and stir for thirty seconds. Then, add some salt and the coconut milk and stir the mix. Cover your pan and bring the mix to a boil for one hour.

6. Garnish with the coriander leaves and sprinkle the lemon juice on the curry.

Cooking is therapeutic, especially when you are preparing mouth-watering delicacies like lamb curry. You are never tied down to any of these recipes. You can always come up with another recipe for this dish. It is all about creativity and playing around with ingredients and spices.


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