This Lamb Coconut Curry is much better in taste than what you get in Indian restaurants, and I can say so because I never had a better tasting coconut curry dish in my life. The meat almost melts in your mouth, and the gravy is exploding with layers of flavors.
How to make lamb coconut curry the easy way
To make this delicious and mind-blowing coconut curry, you have to use high-quality coconut milk. The coconut milk flavor will be just right and will add a little sweetness to the dish but using low-quality coconut milk, or coconut water will not produce a creamy, rich gravy nor the taste we are looking for.
Putting the ingredients together won’t take time but cooking the lamb/mutton may take up to one hour to one hour and forty-five minutes.
- In a hot pan add three tablespoons of Ghee (You can make your own using my recipe.)
- When the Ghee is hot, add the chopped onions and sauté until light brown.
- Add the garlic, chili, and ginger paste to the onion and sauté on medium heat for 1 minute.
- Clean the meat and dap it dry, then add it to the onion, fry for ten minutes on medium heat.
- Add the spices and sauté for a few seconds, careful not to increase the heat or cook for long or the spices will burn and will bring out a bitter taste to this lamb coconut curry.
- Add the water and the coconut milk and let it cook on medium high until the meat is tender, which will take around one and a half hour to one hour and forty-five minutes depending on how big the cuts of meat are.
See, the process is simple; all you wait for is the meat to cook, and the ingredients are available in any store.
What spices to use in coconut curry
The list of spices for the curry is short. Cumin powder, black pepper powder, turmeric, and coriander powder.
The spices are available in any kitchen or stores near you. The flavors come from the meat, coconut milk, and these few spices, and the secret behind having layers of flavors is not overcooking the spices. Also, make sure that the spices you are using in this recipe are fresh, I store the spices in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness, but you can place them in a cool dark place.
How to serve Lamb Coconut Curry
You can serve this curry with Butter Nan although the taste will be out of this world but if you are looking after your calories then go for Coconut milk rice or serve it with Pulka which is a flat Indian bread. Pulka doesn’t have much oil and is a healthier choice especially with a dish like a lamb coconut curry.
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