Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

Found this in a curry and chili cookbook. We actually didn't have any yoghurt the first time we made it. It was still great, just a little spicy. Edited the ingredients to change the amount of spinach - hopefully this amount will be more suitable :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove seeds and white membrane from the chilli and chop finely.
  2. Set aside with garlic and ginger.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in frying pan and brown the lamb in batches, drain on paper towel.
  4. In a dry frying pan combine fenugreek, cumin, mustard, cinnamon and cardamon.
  5. Cook for 1 minute or until seeds start to pop.
  6. Set aside. Heat remaining oil and cook onion until softened, 3-4 minutes, then add roasted spices.
  7. Add garlic, ginger, chilie, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, coriander and bay leaves to onion.
  8. Cook for 1 minute, then add lamb and stock.
  9. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low and cook, covered for 1 1/4 hours.
  10. Stirring occasionally.
  11. Add spinach and salt, cook for 5 more minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  12. Stir in coriander and yoghurt, discard cinnamon stick and bay leaves and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great recipe! I had been inspired by another (much fussier) recipe combining lamb and spinach when I saw this one. I'm glad I did and I served it to some friends that we'd spent a year in India with. Tough crowd and we all gave it two thumbs up. Made it "as is" except that it seemed that 900g spinach was a bit much so used a 1lb bag torn up. I will also make sure that the chili is a hotter one and adding the potatoe sounds like a good idea, depending on what you serve this dish with.

5 5

Took this to a dinner party as my first curry I've made. Tweaked a few minor details but was great recipe to follow. Delicious flavours. Thanks

I really enjoyed this receipe. Next time I will add an extra green chilli to it. We added the potatoe as suggested and accompanied it with a tomato and cucumber lime zest salad and naan bread. Perfect meal, flavours are great