Aromatic & spicy Indian lamb curry


Amy CrawfordThis hearty curry by Melbourne wellness practitioner Amy Crawford (aka The Holistic Ingredient) is the perfect tummy warmer for a cold winter’s night.



You’ll need:

800g lamb, diced

For the marinade:
800 grams lamb, dice
1½ cups Greek yoghurt
3 garlic cloves
2 onions roughly chopped
2 tsp. garam masala
2 tsp. sweet paprika
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger

1 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt

For the lamb:
2 tbsp. coconut oil
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 green chillies, minced
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp. ground coriander powder

What to do:

In a blender process the Greek yoghurt, onions, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, ground cumin, gram masala, chili powder, sweet paprika, turmeric and salt. Mix through the diced lamb, cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cumin seeds and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the coriander powder and stir. Up the heat and add the meat with all the marinade. Sauté over a high heat for 5 minutes. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for fifteen minutes. Add the green chilli and tomatoes. Make sure the heat is low to allow for a gentle simmer for 1.5 hours or until the lamb is tender. Once cooked, you may need to skim some oil from the top of your dish, depending on the fattiness of the lamb.

Sprinkle with fresh coriander. Serve with rice or quinoa and some steamed greens on the side.

Source and photography: Amy Crawford, The Holistic Ingredient



Zara is a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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