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Lamb and spinach curry recipe

Lamb and spinach curry recipe

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Staying in tonight? Make this spinach and lamb curry recipe for an easy homemade curry that's even better than a takeaway, with warming spices and tender, slow cooked lamb. See method

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


  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 3cm piece ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • 3 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
  • 600g diced lamb
  • 200g spinach

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 saucepan over a medium heat. Add the cinnamon, cloves and all the dried spices to the pan. Fry for a few mins, stirring frequently. Add the onion, garlic and ginger paste to the pan, stirring frequently, for 3-4 mins until it starts to turn golden in colour. 
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and diced lamb to the pan. Cook for 5 mins until the lamb is browned on all sides.
  4. Add enough water to just cover the meat, then bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 1 hour, until the lamb is tender and falls apart easily. Remove from the heat and stir through the spinach until wilted.

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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