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Slow-Cooker Lamb and Leek Curry Recipe

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This is how the finished dish should look - Lamb and Leek Curry

This is how the finished dish should look - Lamb and Leek Curry

This Recipe

This recipe is based around an original recipe for lamb and potato curry from the Slow-Cooker Cookbook edited by Gina Steer. As most curry recipes are usually a bit spicy for me and my sister, we have to alter recipes to suit our pallets and the family's preferences.

This is a tasty and filling recipe that is suitable for the whole family. Plus, as it is mainly done in the slow cooker, it is pretty simple too, which is great if you're working all day but still want to come back to a home-cooked meal (it can also be done on the hob though. You just need to gently simmer it for around 30 minutes instead of slow cooking at the end). It has great flavours from the combination of spices but is still smooth and just a little creamy thanks to the coconut milk.

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As a family we all really enjoyed this dish, we made it mild to suit our tastes but it can easily be spiced up (see suggestions at the end) if you like it a bit hotter. I found it really filling when served with around 80g (uncooked weight) of rice. It makes a really great main meal. Serve it with naan bread and mango chutney for the perfect home-cooked take-away curry!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

6 hours

6 hours 30 min

Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 450g Lamb, fat removed and cubed
  • 2 Leeks, sliced
  • 2 White Onions, peeled and chopped
  • 450g Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2-3 cloves/2tsp Garlic/Lazy Garlic, crushed if using cloves
  • 1-2 (depending on taste) Green Chilies, deseeded and diced
  • 125g Carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2tbsp Vegetable Oil, (or alternative if you rather)
  • A few Curry Leaves
  • 1tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1tsp Tumeric
  • 1tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 150ml/1/4pint Coconut Milk
  • 150ml/1/4pint Water

How to Make Lamb and Leek Curry

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic, onions and leeks and fry for a few minutes until it starts to brown and soften.
  2. Add your garlic, curry leaves and spices and continue to heat for a further few minutes, make sure to stir continuously.
  3. Add your lamb and heat until the meat has browned all over. Stir the mixture well so the meat gets fully coated in the spices.
  4. Add your tinned tomatoes and stir the mixture thoroughly. Then transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
  5. Blend together the tomato puree and water, then slowly add the coconut milk until all is combined. Add the sauce to the slow cooker mixture and gently combine
  6. Lastly add your potatoes and carrots to the mix and stir together.
  7. Put your slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.
  8. Serve over rice, with some indian side dishes and enjoy!

Try One of These Alternatives

Here are a few alternatives to make this curry even better

  1. Like a bit more spice in your curry then swap out the green chilies for 2 red chillies instead, they will add an extra bit of bite to the curry.
  2. Not a fan of Lamb? This recipe would work just as well with beef or pork instead.
  3. Want it veggie friendly? Try tofu or quorn as a meat substitute, or add aubergine and celery to make it extra veggie.
  4. Instead of serving with rice, why not try it over couscous for a more moroccan feel.

Comments

Chantele and Julie (author) from Wales on July 11, 2013:

@Peachpurple it would definitely work with pork! Hope you try it and like it!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 10, 2013:

maybe i could change the lamb with pork or chicken. We don't eat lamb at home . I love the way you cook this recipe using the slow cooker. Very easy and less hassle. Voted up