Lamb and spinach curry recipe

Lamb and spinach curry recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 1 hr 25 mins to cook
  • 345 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • 600g diced lamb
  • 200g spinach
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • a few cinnamon sticks
  • 1tsp cloves
  • 1tbsp mild curry powder
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.8g Protein 34g Fibre 4.8g


  1. Place the onion, ginger and garlic in a food processor and pulse until you have a paste.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large casserole dish over a moderate heat until hot. Fry the whole spices for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onion, garlic and ginger paste to the dish, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes until it starts to turn golden in colour. Add the chopped tomatoes to the dish and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the diced lamb then sprinkle over the spices and a little seasoning, stirring well. Add enough water to cover the meat, then bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the dish and cook for 60-70 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lamb is tender and breaks apart easily in your hands. Remove from the heat and stir through the spinach until wilted.
  5. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Spoon into serving bowls and serve.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through.

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