Indian Style Curried Lamb Shanks

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins

From a national supermarket. Serve with coriander leaves and yoghurt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 160C (140C fan forced oven).
  2. Heat the oil in a 10 cup capacity flameporoof casserole dish.
  3. Brown the shanks in 2 batches over high heat on stove top and set aside.
  4. Add the onion to the pan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until very soft and brown.
  5. Add the curry paste and cook stirring for a minute and then stir in the tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.
  6. Return lamb shanks to the pan, cover tightly and bake for 2 hours in the oven or until the meat is very tender (this could depend on the size of the shanks).
  7. Serve and top with the coriander and serve the yoghurt.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I made the full recipe using two large shanks so cooked for three hours which was so tender I ate mine using a fork. The excess curry (from just making two serves) was great served over mashed potato.

Peter J March 08, 2014

Yummy Pat! I sprayed my pan with spray oil then browned my shanks, then cooked my onion in athe bit of fat that rendered out of them. I added a big spoon of garlic and after tasting my curry paste, used water instead of stock. We are salt lovers, but stock would have made the dish WAY too salty, so I suggest a quick sampling of the paste first. I love shanks and this one was an exceptionally good recipe for so very little effort.

JustJanS November 07, 2011

Fall off the bone tender and SO flavorful!! Will make again. Thanks.

Love to Eat!! July 22, 2009