Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Classic Nepali Tender Lamb Curried in Tomato and Himalayan Herbs, Mountain Style. It is a simple dish that is hearty and satisfying. Perfect for mountain trekkers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, season lamb pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat two tablespoons of oil.
  3. Add seasoned lamb pieces and brown well; discard excess oil and reserve meat on a plate.
  4. In a non-stick sauce pan, heat oil.
  5. To the hot oil, add whole red chilies; fry for 30 sec.
  6. Add turmeric and chopped onions, and fry until brown.
  7. Put garlic and ginger into the onion mixture; fry for 30 sec.
  8. To this mixture, add cumin, chili powder, grated nutmeg and chopped tomatoes; mix well for a few minutes.
  9. Transfer browned lamb pieces into the spice mixture, add salt and pepper; stir well.
  10. Add broth to the browned lamb; lower the heat to low and let simmer until lamb pieces are tender, and the sauce has attained a thick, saucy consistency, about 35-45 minute.
  11. When cooked, turn off the heat and add chopped cilantro to garnish.
  12. Serve hot with rice, and or roti (flat bread).


Most Helpful

This was really delicious and very easy. I cooked the lamb for much longer - about 2 hours on a low heat- to ensure it was really tender.

amanda l b June 14, 2005

A nice simple curry, not too many ingredients or steps, it came together really quickly. Thanks for aqnother good recipe.

JustJanS April 01, 2005

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