Tuck into a spoonful of coconut lamb curry! This flavorful recipe from Eat Drink Paleo is sure to staunch your meat fix for the week. Creamy coconut milk and savory lamb in a spicy garam masala curry should be on your dinner table tonight! Garam Masala is a warm, earthy Indian spice blend that typically consists of coriander seed, cumin, black pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, fennel and bay leaves. You can get it from most supermarkets or make your own. You can make this recipe in a slow cooker and it will freeze will for quick leftover dinners. Kick back on the red chili to make it less spicy for kids. Serve over rice or bed of steamed vegetables.
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Scrumptious Coconut Lamb Curry
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- 500g diced Lamb (a little fat on the meat is fine)
- 1 Onion, medium
- 1/3 long red Chilli
- 1 Celery stick diced
- 2 Garlic cloves, diced
- 2 teaspoon Garam Masala powder
- 2/3 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon Ghee (or extra Coconut Oil if avoiding dairy)
- 1 cup of Coconut Milk (approx 250g)
- 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 Carrot, medium, diced
- Squeeze of Lemon or Lime
- Optional garnish: Coriander or Parsley
Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in a casserole pot or a large saucepan.
Add the lamb and stir it around on high heat until slightly browned. Add the onion, chilli and celery and cook for about a minute, until slightly softened. Bring the heat down to medium.
Add garlic, garam masala, turmeric, fennel seeds and ghee (or extra coconut oil if avoiding dairy). Stir through the lamb and cook for a minute to let the spices release their aromas.
Add coconut milk, tomato paste, water and sea salt. Stir and bring to boil. Then turn the heat down to simmer and cook for 1 hour, covered with a lid. Stir a couple of times.
After one hour, add the diced carrot and cook for a further 40 minutes, covered with a lid. Stir a few times.
Sprinkle some fresh coriander or parsley and drizzle a little lemon or lime juice before serving. Serve with your favorite vegetables or cauliflower rice, or real white rice if your heart so desires.
Serves: 3 | Serving Size: 1/3 of curry
Per serving: Calories: 442; Total Fat: 28g; Saturated Fat: 20g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 112mg; Sodium: 904mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 4g; Protein: 37g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 796mg; Vitamin A: 73%; Vitamin C: 35%; Calcium: 6%; Iron: 36%
Irena Macri is a cook who provides inspiration and tools to people who want to achieve better health and wellbeing through Paleo nutrition and lifestyle. She showcases the diversity of the Paleo diet on her website Eat Drink Paleo using beautiful fresh produce and flavours inspired by many cultures and cuisines. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.