A bowl of lamb curry with rice

Lamb jalfrezi with cumin rice

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

Satisfy your curry cravings with this healthy version of a popular takeaway, served with brown rice. It packs in three of your 5-a-day along with iron, vitamin C and fibre

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal521
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre8g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.31g
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  • 2 tsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • 600g lean lamb leg steak, trimmed of all visible fat, diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 50g ginger, shredded



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 large peppers, seeded and diced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red or green chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 25g fresh coriander, chopped

For the rice

  • 250g brown basmati rice
  • 1-2 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil a large wide non-stick frying pan and fry the lamb for about 4 mins, stirring until browned. Scoop from the pan and set aside.

  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic and half the shredded ginger to the pan and fry for 5 mins until softened. If the onions start to catch, add a splash of water. Add the spices and cook for a minute more. Tip in the tomatoes and half a can of water along with the bouillon, then blitz everything in the pan with a hand blender until really smooth. Stir in the lamb, then cover and simmer over a low-medium heat for 25 mins until tender.

  3. Meanwhile boil the rice with the cumin seeds in a pan of water for 25 mins until tender. Drain.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick wok. Add the peppers, onion wedges, chilli and remaining ginger, and stir-fry everything together for around 5 mins, or until tender, but still with some bite. Stir into the curry with the coriander and serve with the rice. If you're following our Healthy Diet Plan, eat two portions of the curry and rice now, then chill the rest for another day. To serve the second night, just reheat portions in the microwave on plates.

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6th Jun, 2020
Loved this, didn't have brown rice so substituted normal long grain but otherwise stuck to recipe. Super filling and tastes like it's a lot more calorie dense.
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