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Easy Lamb Curry

Easy lamb curry made in your slow cooker or crock pot. This delicious dinner recipe only requires about 15 minutes of actual work and can be made in advance for easy meal prep.

Easy Crock Pot Lamb Curry - this simple approach to lamb curry only takes about 15 minutes to prepare - set it and forget it! #paleo #glutenfree #dinner #recipe

It’s lucky for me I’m un-single and I say that for multiple reasons.

First off, my male counterpart makes a great impression of a pterodactyl and I just can’t imagine going about my day without having that kind of luxury around.

The catch I reeled in is the yin to my yang and yanks my dreamy dreamerness down to the earth when I reach the outer limits of our solar system.

Before Sweet Pea, this kind of gravity was only achievable through a six-pack of beer and a bag of Snyders of Hanover Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzels.

It’s lucky for me (and hopefully you) I’m un-single or else the recipes on this food blog would be closer to the cereal-and-milk or graham-cracker-and-peanut butter varietal than the Lamb Curry genre.

Before I became un-single, the majority of the meat I ate came in the form of pizza and toquitos.

All joking aside, this lamb curry is wonderful

And you make it using a crock pot. Technique-less cooking? Don’t mind if I do!

Easy Crock Pot Lamb Curry - this simple approach to lamb curry only takes about 15 minutes to prepare - set it and forget it! #paleo #glutenfree #dinner #recipe

Serve it up with your choice of steamed white or brown rice, or make my Ginger Turmeric Aromatic Rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option.

Easy Crock Pot Lamb Curry - this simple approach to lamb curry only takes about 15 minutes to prepare - set it and forget it! #paleo #glutenfree #dinner #recipe
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Lamb Curry

Incredibly flavorful slow cooker lamb curry is easy to prepare and makes for an amazing, unique Indian-inspired dinner.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time7 hours 45 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Julia


  • 3 to 4 pounds lamb stew meat*
  • 1 14- ounce can full-fat canned coconut milk*
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads optional
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoons sea salt to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14- ounce can diced tomatoes undrained

For Serving:

  • Brown basmati rice – prepare per package instructions
  • Plain yogurt omit for paleo


  • In a small saucepan, add the coconut milk, spices, garlic, and ginger together over medium-high heat. Continue heating until all the spices are integrated into the coconut milk and the coconut milk is hot, smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the coconut milk/spice mixture to a large crock pot (6-quart or larger), along with the lamb meat and diced tomatoes. 
  • Give everything a big stir until well-combined. Secure the lid on the crock pot, and turn it on the low setting. Cook 8 hours, or until the lamb stew meat shreds easily when pulled with a fork.
  • Depending on how fatty your lamb meat is, consider absorbing some of the fat that collects at the surface with a napkin or paper towel. There will be a lot of juices in the crock pot. If you'd like to thicken the juice, remove cover of crock pot for the last hour and place on high (leave crock pot uncovered).
  • Taste curry for flavor and add more sea salt to taste.
  • Serve lamb curry over brown basmati rice with a dollop of plain yogurt on top.


*I used 4 pounds worth of bone-in lamb shoulder roasts and once the Tikka Masala was finished cooking, I removed the roasts from the crock pot, chopped, discarded the bones and put the meat back into the crock pot for just a little bit to absorb some of the sauce. Note: This recipe can also be made on the stove top using a dutch oven or pot. Simply brown the meat just a bit, then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a gentle boil and then reduce the heat and allow the meat to cook at a very gentle boil for 35 to 40 minutes.


Serving: 1of 6 | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 22g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

I bought 3 lbs of goat shoulder with a curry in mind but no recipe to use, and after scouring the web and asking my parents for their versions I still didn't quite find the one I was envisioning so I just winged it (wung it?) and put something together that is in the Crock Pot now. And then, of course, as per my usual luck, now I find your recipe which is exactly what I actually wanted, which I think would be just as great with goat. Definitely going to try this in the near future, maybe with beef too. Thanks for posting, by your great writing and love of Snyder's of Hanover Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites, I can tell I'm going to love the rest of your page. ;)



Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

Oh good golly, the same thing always happens to me when I find the recipe I'm looking for after the fact. I'm glad you'll have this one on hand for later! It really is a cinch :D

I do enjoy the Honey Mustard Snyder's too! But Mostly the Hot Buffalo Wings. UGH, they're all so good and addicting! I'm happy to "meet" you, Chrissy! Enjoy your goat curry!


Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

Oh you didn't say the Honey Mustard no matter they're all delicious to me! Buttermilk Ranch is amazing too!


Wednesday 6th of November 2013

What could I use instead of lamb? I'm always weary it buy it mainly cause of the price tag. I'm thinking beef, not a terribly fatty cut. Lean chicken or turkey doesn't seem to fur. Suggestions?


Wednesday 6th of November 2013

I would go beef - you could use beef stew meat or chop up a steak. I think that sounds delicious! Kinda thinking I should follow suit with crock pot beef curry this weekend ;)

Lauren Braden

Sunday 21st of April 2013

Started this just a few hours ago, already the kitchen smells heavenly. We order lamb tikka masala from our favorite Indian restaurant in Seattle often - can't wait to see how this compares! Thanks for the recipe.


Sunday 21st of April 2013

Yaaay! I hope you enjoy the lamb curry as much as we do! We love sticking everything in the crock in the morning and coming home from work to a wonderful smelling house and dinner already ready. Hope you had a fun weekend!

David Crichton

Thursday 21st of February 2013

What a delicious looking winter warmer, better than any take away.

Ben the Crock Pot King

Monday 18th of February 2013

Hi, Thank you so much for the recipe, it looks mouth watering. I'll definitely spread the word on it! Thank you once again, Ben from

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