Aloo Ghosht/Lamb & Potato Curry Recipe

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Aloo Ghosht Lamb & Potato Curry Recipe

I'm really excited for the National Curry Week that begins from the 22nd of October till the 28th of the month because I'm a huge fan of curry, and I myself cook it at home quite often. The first National Curry Week, founded by Peter Grove took place in October 1998 and the idea was to appreciate the Indian restaurant industry and also to raise funds for charity. Curry is one of the favourite takeaways in the UK, and people's love for curry is growing stronger which is increasing the importance of the curry week each year. 

Why not get involved in the National Curry Week this year - there are quite a few ways in which you can participate in this - host a curry night at home, eat out at any of the participating restaurants or simply vote for your favourite curry! 

To participate in the National Curry Week, I'm sharing a Pakistani classic curry recipe which is extremely popular among the adults and children alike. Aloo ghosht or Lamb and potato curry is a delightful main course, generally eaten with Chapati (Indian flatbread) or Naan bread but people also enjoy eating it with boiled or zeera rice. This simple curry recipe is sure to bring smiles on the faces of the children which means they would definitely eat without creating a fuss. The addition of cubed lamb pieces and potatoes including a blend of herbs and spices makes it a complete meal, as it includes all the healthy ingredients yet it's finger licking good!

The Major Ingredient - The Lamb! 

It has been revealed that the individuals under 35 do not seem much keen on purchasing or cooking lamb nowadays, especially those living in the North Western European countries including the UK. Due to the change in the lifestyle the people have adopted, a decline in the appetite of lamb is quite apparent but lamb is really something these people are missing out!

Lamb Try it, Love it

The idea behind the EU funded Lamb Try it, Love it campaign is to encourage people to identify the unique flavours of lamb and to add more of it to their diet. Aloo Ghosht or Lamb and potato curry can definitely be one of the best midweek meals for the entire family especially because the premium lamb produced by the European farms using sustainable practices ensures a protein-rich diet.  There is absolutely nothing like fresh lamb, and we should definitely appreciate the contribution the farmers make to the local economies with all the hard work they do on their farms. 

Aloo Ghosht Lamb & Potato Curry Recipe

Variety of Cuts of Lamb

Being quite a versatile ingredient, lamb can be used in various recipes but curry is definitely one of the most popular ones. The lamb itself can be cooked to create a curry and it's even safe for the mothers to add vegetables such as potatoes and peas, ladyfinger (okra) or even bottle gourd as the kids definitely seem to enjoy it. Although lamb has various cuts which are used for different recipes, it is not necessary to use the premium cuts all the time, but even the economical cuts do justice to the curries and boneless lamb pieces are perfect especially if one's cooking for a family meal. Moreover, there are several other curry recipes as well, that can be conveniently cooked just within 30 minutes, and one can enjoy an affordable dish that is full of flavour!

Health Benefits of Lamb

High quality lamb produced by the European farmers is healthy due to the richness of proteins and the other essential nutrients and the 7 vitamins and minerals including vitamin B12 and niacin. If you haven't currently made lamb a vital ingredient of your everyday diet, then you should definitely add this essential ingredient to your everyday meals to ensure a healthy lifestyle and well being. Once you try it, you're definitely going to love it! For more information on lamb and the lamb try it, love it campaign, click here.

Aloo Ghosht Lamb & Potato Curry Recipe


5 tbsp oil
2 medium sized, finely sliced onions
2 large, sliced tomatoes
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
500 grams boneless lamb cubes, cleaned & washed well
½ tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp red chilli powder (levelled)
Salt, as required 
4 cloves
½ coriander powder
2-3 cardamom pods
4-5 medium sizes potatoes
2 slit green chillies
A pinch of garam masala
Coriander & chopped green chilies for garnish


Use either a pressure cooker or a normal pot, turn on the stove and add 5 tbsp oil. 
Add sliced onions and saute them until they turn brown.  
Once done, add the sliced tomatoes and saute well. 
The next step is to add ginger and garlic paste.
Add cubed lamb pieces in the pot and and cook until they turn from red to light brown 
Once the colour of the meat changes, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, cloves, coriander powder, cardamom pods and stir well.
Add 1½-2  glasses of water.
After the lamb is half cooked, add the pealed and cubed potatoes in the pot.
Add 2 slit green chillies
Cover the lid and leave to cook on low heat until the lamb and potato cubes become tender and are fully cooked. 
Once both the lamb and potatoes are tender, sprinkle a pinch of garam masala.
Turn off the stove and garnish with fresh green coriander or dried coriander leaves and green chillies. 
Serve hot with roti (Indian flatbread/naan bread) or with boiled or either zeera rice.

Aloo Ghosht Lamb & Potato Curry Recipe


It is advised to cook a batch of lamb cubes, and store it in small boxes in the freezer as this would greatly help in reducing the total cooking time. Perfect idea for quick weekly meals. 
The lamb will cook quicker if a pressure cooker is used instead of a normal pot.
Add freshly cut green chilies for extra heat.
If you don't have fresh coriander at home, get a bottle of dried coriander leaves for your pantry. They're available at all big stores. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 - 40 mins
Serves: 4 individuals

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  1. I didn't know that it was National Curry week but we are quite a big fan of curry's in our house. This lamb curry looks and sounds so good,thank you for the recipe. X

  2. I had no idea it was National Curry Week either! We have curry at least once a week, will have to try this.

  3. Thank you for the recipe, this looks amazing! Can you believe I've never actually made a curry before?!

  4. I had no idea it was national curry week, this looks like a nice one x

  5. I am quite boring when it comes to my curry, but this looks delicious. Kaz

  6. Lamb is my favourite meat in curry but I've never tried it with potato. This sounds like a delicious recipe and one I'm going to have to try for National Curry Week

  7. Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious. Lamb is not usually included on my menu but seeing this excites me. I would love to try making a Lamb Curry!

  8. I’m a big curry fan too but I’m not that great at cooking one - this one looks delicious though! X

  9. I don't like strong curries, but this is something I may actually enjoy.


  10. I didn't know there was a national curry week! I don't think I've had Aloo ghosht before but it looks and sounds delicious.

  11. I won't eat lamb but I bet a veggie version of this would be super tasty! have been wanting to try to make a curry so may have to do so now! x

  12. I am sitting here freezing and would do anything to eat this right now. Looks and sounds so delicious!

  13. I really enjoy eating lamb, this sounds like a great recipe to try!

  14. This looks incredible and not that difficult to make which is great for a not so great cook

  15. This is right up my street so I'm definitely book marking this recipe. I've made plenty of chicken and beef curries but never lamb yet when I go to a restaurant, that's what I order. Now its time for me to give it a go! xxx

  16. Love a good curry. We don’t usually eat lamb because I’m a vegetarian, but this would make a lovely treat for my other half!

  17. That’s a lovely meal idea! I could cook this for lunch tomorrow.

  18. I love aloo ghosht... it’s lovely that we can eat it with both roti and rice.


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