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Lamb Tikka Masala


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

Richly spiced and creamy with tender meat, this Lamb Tikka Masala will have you making this Indian curry at home on a regular basis.


  • 800g lamb, cubed
  • 2 tbsps cooking oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsps tomato paste
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 250g plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tsps salt
  • handful coriander leaves
  • 5 cm piece ginger, grated
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsps coriander
  • 1 tsp fennel seed powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala


Step 1

Add oil to a pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions with bay leaves and the cinnamon stick for 5 to 7 minutes until cooked and caramelised but not burned. Then add the lamb pieces – sear the meat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the spices one at a time along with 60ml water. Stir for 3 to 4 minutes on medium-low – until the spices are cooked with a beautiful aroma in the air.

Step 2

Add the tomato paste and mix well to combine. Next add in the yogurt – mix well for a minute or so. Add salt and pepper to taste. Lastly, add the lemon juice and 250ml water. Bring to a boil over medium heat then. Lower the heat to a low simmer and cook for 1 hour stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Make sure to add a little water every time you stir so it won’t burn at the bottom. Cook until lamb is fork tender.

Step 4

Serve garnished with fresh chillies and coriander.

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