A Hearty Bombay Lamb Curry - delicious flavours, simple ingredients and the silky creaminess of coconut milk.
Lamb Curry Recipe
Yesterday I grabbed a bag of meat out of the freezer to defrost. I knew I had a busy day lined up the next day and so wanted something on hand to quickly put together for a hearty and filling meal once I got home.
The bag I grabbed I thought was some stewing beef, as through tired eyes I didn't think to check the label. But later the next day when I got home ready to cook the casserole I had planned. I realised it was actually the bag of boneless lamb chunks I had taken out instead.
Not a problem though, as I just scrapped the casserole idea and instead decided to combine the lamb with some leftover light coconut milk in the fridge to make a delicious Bombay Lamb Curry.
Coconut Lamb Curry
One of the things I love about Bombay Style Curries is the addition of coconut milk, which gives it that lovely creamy silky appearance to the sauce and really balances out the spices and heat from the chiles.
Light coconut milk (canned) works perfectly, it still has the creaminess of regular coconut milk.
Coconut drinking milk that comes in a carton is not recommended. It has too high a water content and will dilute out the sauce too much, not giving it that silky creamy appearance that you expect with a curry like this.
Instant Pot Lamb Curry
I cooked this in the Instant Pot, but it can easily be adapted for stove top, of which I will post directions for too.
Wondering what an Instant Pot is? It’s a 7in1 cooker, and it slow cooks, pressure cooks, saute’s, has settings for soup, chilli, rice, porridge. Things that would normally take hours can be cooked in minutes. So it is great for batch cooking days when you want to get some tubs of prepared meal frozen.
There are lots of other makes of Electric Pressure Cookers available and most will do the same as the Instant Pot, so pick when that caters to your needs.
The beauty of cooking in a pressure cooker, is it saves so much time but the meat is lovely and tender.
Sides for Bombay Lamb Curry
It would be great served with this Zucchini Pilau Rice 0r Sweetcorn Pilau Rice. For some extra speed foods, you could just stir in some spinach at then end until wilted or make some of this Bombay Butternut Squash. You could even make some of these Onion Bhaji or Sweet Potato Flatbreads to mop up all that curry sauce.
A healthy low carb alternative to rice that is perfect served with this Instant Pot Bombay Lamb Curry is Roasted Cauliflower Rice
More Curry Recipes
Love curries and want some other delicious recipes to try? Check out these:
- BEEF AND POTATO CURRY
- CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE CURRY
- BOMBAY BEEF CURRY (STOVE TOP AND INSTANT POT)
- CHICKEN AND CAULIFLOWER CURRY
- COCONUT BEEF MEATBALL CURRY
- CHICKEN, SWEET POTATO AND LENTIL CURRY (STOVE TOP AND INSTANT POT)
- BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHICKPEA CURRY (VEGAN)
- CHICKEN AND SPINACH CURRY
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