Fruity lamb curry

    2 hours

    This mild lamb curry is made with apples and raisins and sweetened with dark brown sugar. The long cooking time allows the lamb to become really tender and flavourful. If you are making this for a crowd, you can easily do so a day before and it will taste even better! Serve with pilau rice, poppadoms and mango chutney.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1.5kg lamb stew meat
    • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
    • 2 large onions, diced
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons curry powder
    • 1 large Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and diced
    • 225ml chicken stock
    • 80g raisins
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Place the flour in a resealable sandwich bag and season with salt and pepper. Add the lamb and shake until evenly coated with flour. Melt half of the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the lamb in batches until brown on all sides, about 5 minutes per batch; set aside.
    2. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining butter. Stir in the onions, and cook until the onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, curry powder, apples, stock, raisins and browned lamb. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the lamb is very tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Stir in the lemon juice and cook 2 minutes before serving.

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    Added more curry powder. Loved it  -  05 Nov 2013


    Made this for 20 (It multiplied up fine) when catering on a Mountain Rescue Search Dogs training weekend. Went down a treat especially after a day on the hill. Used eating apples instead of Granny Smiths and some dried apricots as well as raisins and left out the sugar.  -  03 Feb 2017


    This was great! I made one change, I left out the raisins and added more curry powder. I served the mixture over rice. Then I had a choice of condo mints to place on top, such as mango chutney, raisins, coconut, banana, bacon, chopped onions, chopped eggs, and peanuts. Delicious and a huge hit with family and guests  -  16 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)