Lamb curry with tomatoes, dried apricots and dates

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Yes, more curry. 🙂 I can’t help it. I’m starting to think I was a beautiful Bollywood actress in my previous life. I just can’t get enough of the colourful spicy flavours.

In this lamb curry I added tomato and dried fruit, adding some sour and sweet tastes to the garam masala and chilli. I served it with yogurt and fresh coriander to amplify the marriage of the spices and textures. Delish!

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700 g lamb (I used neck)

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon red chilli flakes

1 jalapeno, chopped

2 teaspoons coriander

1 teaspoon garam masala

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 liter mutton stock

12 cherry tomatoes

2 teaspoons thyme

24 dried apricots

8 dates

Fresh coriander


  1. Brown the onion and garlic in a splash of olive oil. Add the lamb and brown on both sides.
  2. Add the ginger, chilli flakes, jalapeno, coriander, garam masala and cinnamon and fry for about two minutes coating the meat.
  3. Pour the mutton stock into the pot and bring to a boil. Add the tomatoes and thyme and simmer for about an hour.
  4. Add the apricots, dates and fresh coriander and simmer for another 15 minutes. If the flavour of the sauce is too sharp, add some water.
  5. Serve with brown rice, plain yogurt and fresh coriander.

4 thoughts on “Lamb curry with tomatoes, dried apricots and dates

  1. I love lamb curry too, and this looks really good! Love dried apricots in curries as well. The dates sound intriguing, so I’m definitely making this recipe. I really love your blog and your recipes!

    1. Thank you so much, Sonia. I’m making another lamb curry tonight, this time for a pie. If it comes out as I hope, you’ll be seeing it on the blog soon. 😀

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