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Railway lamb curry

No need for a takeaway, whip up your own flavor-packed curry with this simple recipe.

Mark Stower, Director of Food and Service.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 110 mins

Serves: 8


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion seeds, cardamom, cinnamon stick and cumin and sauté for one minute.

  • Step 2

    Add the red onions and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to ensure even browning of the onions. Reduce the heat as the onions begin to brown.

  • Step 3

    Once the onions are a nice golden brown, add the ginger purée, garlic, red chillies and coriander, followed by the salt.

  • Step 4

    Stir well and cook for a further 5 minutes over medium heat.

  • Step 5

    Add the diced lamb, stir well and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.

  • Step 6

    Add the plum tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable stock and simmer for a further 1.5 hours or until the lamb is tender.

  • Step 7

    Check the seasoning and finish with a sprinkling of garam masala powder and the chopped coriander leaves.

  • Step 8

    Serve hot with naan bread.


For more fibre and iron, enjoy this dish with brown rice, instead of white.