A dish serving slow cooker lamb curry

Slow cooker lamb curry

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(54 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 hrs Plus overnight chilling


Serves 2

Use the slow cooker to make this nutritious, easy curry and the lamb will melt in your mouth. You can batch cook and freeze the leftovers for another day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal568
  • fat19g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre13g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.3g


  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced



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

  • 3 tbsp Madras curry paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 25g red lentils
  • 210g can chickpeas (don’t drain)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger



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

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 75g curly kale
  • 2 lean lamb steaks, fat removed, diced (about 240g)
  • cooked brown rice, to serve


  1. Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker pot with a third of a can of water and stir well. Cover with the lid and chill in the fridge overnight.

  2. The next day, stir again, then cook on Low for 6 hrs until the lamb and vegetables are tender. Serve with brown rice.

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12th Jan, 2020
This is the first slow cooker recipe I've actually enjoyed. Normally anything I cook in it turns into a watery mess but this turned out nice and thick. I've never cooked lamb so was nervous, it melted in the mouth. Such easy prep and perfect for a busy Saturday when you want something good for dinner but don't want to spend all day in the kitchen
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Andy Clement
23rd Oct, 2019
Quite disappointed in this dish. Had high hopes after reading the comments. Perhaps im fussy from my cheffing background, but, we found it quite bland and the meat was quite dry. I doubled the recipe and wish I didnt. It would probably be better with more spice paste and Tofu instead of Lamb.
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9th Feb, 2019
Really easy and tasty. Will definitely make it again.
29th Oct, 2018
The whole family really enjoyed this curry and it was so easy to make. Really tasty, clean plates all round, including the toddlers.
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Melissa Tranter
20th Oct, 2018
Rather nice, I was pleasantly surprised. I swapped the Kale for Spinach and doubled the amount of Madras paste as I like a bit of spice! I think also it could benefit from more lamb. Overall a nice meal!
23rd Feb, 2018
Followed the recipe but found the end result had far too much liquid it also seemed to be lacking a bit of something too Far better slow cooker curries on here
29th Jan, 2018
Really good slow cooker dish. Worked well with no pre-cooking. I got everything mixed together the night before and cooked for 9 hours on low. I tripled the ingredients for my 6.5l slow cooker which was perfect because we now have lots left over to freeze. I used a mild curry paste. Very tasty and pretty healthy I think!
25th Oct, 2017
Extremely tasty! I left this on low for much longer than the 6 hours as I work 9-5 but the results were great. Will make this again.
18th Oct, 2017
Very easy and tasty. Fairy spicy but we like that. Have now made this twice. The second time softened the onions and let them cool before adding to marinade as they didn't really cook properly when added raw. Very generous portion fed us both for two nights.
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Cake Job
14th Feb, 2018
I made this last night and chilled in the fridge over night. I am cooking for 4 so I doubled the ingredients. I did find I needed to add a bit more water than the recipe says - but this is because I have done similar dishes before and the meat was a bit dry. It's currently cooking and will have had about 10 hours on low by the time it gets eaten but it already looked and smelled divine! If it is a bit watery as a result of my safeguarding, I'll add another tsp of Vegetable bouillon powder. It will be a bit too spicy for me but have some plain yogurt on hand as I am cooking for heat lovers!
22nd Mar, 2018
Can someone tell me what a 'can of water' is??
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22nd Mar, 2018
Thanks for your question. To measure the water use the can which had the chopped tomatoes in it.
5th Nov, 2017
I don't have the space to put a slow cooker pot in the fridge overnight - how essential is this step? (Didn't mean to click a star rating but can't remove it...)
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8th Dec, 2017
Thanks for your question. I'm afraid we're too late but for future reference, it's important to put the slow cooker pot in the fridge to keep everything fresh.
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9th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. It does give the ingredients a chance to start marinating and also gives you the opportunity to get ahead but it's no problem to omit this step if necessary.
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