Malay-style lamb curry

Malay-style lamb curry


  • 1 kg lamb pieces
  • 3 onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 cardamom pods
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp roasted masala
  • 1 tbsp biryani masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Fresh coriander


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil on medium heat and add the onions, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon sticks and fry until golden brown.
  2. Add the meat, garlic and ginger and braise for 5-10 minutes. 
  3. Add 1 cup of hot water and cook for 30-40 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Next add all the spices and braise and stir for 10 minutes. Adding only a tablespoon of water at a time. 
  5. Add the potatoes and 1 to 2 cups of water and cook until potatoes are soft, stirring when required, garnish with fresh coriander. 
  6. We served our lamb curry with rotis, but you could serve it with rice as well. 

Wine pairing

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