Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Slow Cooker Lamb Madras

Slow Cooker Lamb Madras

You just can't have enough curry recipes in my opinion, especially slow cooker ones. They help to get the absolute best out of those cheap cuts of meat which absorb all the delicious spices. So with that in mind, I was inspired by a pack of diced lamb that I got on special offer, to do a slow cooked lamb madras.

Madras comes in many styles and originates from South India. The name madras for the curry however, is a British invention, like most of the curry names that we know and love.  Madras is a red curry with plenty of chilli used to make it hot. It usually has a sour element included such as lime juice or vinegar, and sometimes will have yoghurt added to cool the heat.

I used both fresh chillies and chilli powder to make this slow cooker lamb madras and add lime juice for the sour flavour. It thickens up beautifully and packs a decent punch in the spice department! 

It will freeze well too, so it's well worth making a nice big batch. Don't forget that if it's been left over night or frozen, the heat will increase.

An added bonus is that is a great deal lower in calories than your average curry take away. I had to check the calories 3 times, because I didn't believe the number at first!

This slow cooker lamb madras is syn-free on Slimming World (if you ensure to trim all visible fat from the lamb). This recipe is approximately 180 calories per person (plus the calories for rice).

Slow Cooker Lamb Madras Pinnable image

Make Slow Cooker Lamb Madras

For a printable version of the recipe, click here: Slow Cooker Lamb Madras.

(serves 4)

450g diced lamb
400g tinned tomatoes
1 red pepper
1 onion
2 red chillies
1 tbsp hot chilli powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ginger
2 tbsp lime juice
2 cloves of garlic, crushed


1.  Chop the onion, chillies and the red pepper into small chunks and add to the slow cooker with the lamb.
2. Tip the chopped tomatoes in and then add the spices, ginger and garlic.
3. Fill the empty tomato tin, 2/3 full of water and add to the slow cooker with the lime juice.
4. Stir through.
5. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or medium for 4-5.
6. Serve with rice and/or naan bread.

Slow Cooker Lamb Madras ingredients

Slow Cooker Lamb Madras ready to serve

1 comment:

  1. now this would be a great recipe for me to try. I have never really worked with lamb so this woudl be a great chance to do just that
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