Journey into Flavor with Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

Picture this: the enticing aroma of warm spices fills your kitchen, and tender pieces of lamb bathe in a rich, aromatic sauce, all while you go about your day’s tasks. This is the magic of a slow cooker lamb curry, a dish that delivers exceptional flavors with minimal effort.

This lamb curry is a celebration of diverse spices and textures. It all begins with succulent pieces of diced lamb leg, seared to golden perfection. The caramelized crust on the meat adds depth to the curry’s flavor profile. Then comes the aromatic ensemble of onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, and a harmonious blend of garlic, ginger, and jalapeno pepper. These vegetables infuse the curry with layers of sweetness, earthiness, and a touch of heat.

What takes this curry from ordinary to extraordinary is its medley of spices. Garam masala, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, salt, and black pepper intertwine in perfect harmony, creating a symphony of taste sensations. The canned diced tomatoes add acidity and a hint of tartness, while lamb or vegetable stock adds depth to the broth.

As the slow cooker works its magic, these ingredients meld together, allowing the lamb to become tender and succulent. Hours of slow simmering enable the flavors to marry, producing a sauce that’s rich and deeply satisfying.

In the final act, the curry receives a creamy infusion of full-fat coconut milk. This creamy elixir not only mellows the spices but also gives the sauce a luxurious texture. As a grand finale, fresh spinach is introduced, bringing a vibrant green element to the dish. The spinach wilts gently, infusing the curry with a burst of color and freshness.

This slow cooker lamb curry is the epitome of convenience and comfort, making it the perfect choice for a cozy family dinner or for a gathering with friends. Its captivating medley of flavors tells a tale of spice and indulgence, a culinary journey that is as much about savoring the present moment as it is about savoring each delectable bite.

A very generous thank you to  Northumberlamb for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs of diced lamb leg
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 lg sweet potato, cubed
  • 4 lg caritts, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup lamb or vegetable stock
  • 1 3/4 cups full fat coconut milk
  • 4 cups fresh spinach





  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan, add the lamb, do not overcrowd the pan, you may need to do it in 2  batches, once browned add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add more oil to the pan if needed, the onions, sweet potatoes, and carrots and saute until the vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Add the garlic, jalapenos, and spices and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the spices are fragrant, transfer to the slow cooker.
  4. Add the tomatoes and stock to the slow cooker and mix well. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  5. Stir in the coconut milk and cook uncovered for 30 minuets.
  6. Stir in the spinach and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice and Naan bread.
  • Category: entrees, lamb, recipes