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Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 30 mins

Author: Curry for the Soul

Recipe Type: Ultimate Lamb Dishes

Cuisine: Indian Curries

Serves: 6 serves

Ludicrously delicious Lamb Chilli Fry is one of my family’s favourite dish. Normally, the lamb takes 45-60 minutes to cook well. But I use a pressure cooker for most of my dishes and cooking is like a breeze. Hence, it takes only 15-20 minutes for the lamb to fall off the bones.

Besides using the normal spices, I have used mustard seeds, curry leaves and kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) which takes the lamb take to another level.

Enjoy this fantastic lip-smacking hot & spicy lamb chilli fry.


  • 1 kg lamb cut into bite size pieces

  • 4 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1 tsp Shahjeera

  • 1" cinnamon, 6 cloves, 6 green cardamoms

  • 2 tbsp ginger paste

  • 2 tbsp garlic paste

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 10-15 curry leaves

  • 2 slit green chillies

  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp roasted and crushed kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander leaves for garnishing.


  1. In a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp ghee and add 1 tsp Shahjeera.

  2. When it splutters, add whole garam masala.

  3. When it turns aromatic, add ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 3 mins. until the raw smell disappears.

  4. Now add 1/4 cup onions, 1/2 tsp salt and saute until onions turn translucent.

  5. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until they turn soft.

  6. Add the lamb pieces, turmeric, 1 tsp salt and the rest of the onions.

  7. Mix well. Cover and cook for 20 minutes over low flame, after the first whistle. (no water to be added).

  8. If using a vessel, cook until the meat is tender. It may take about 40-45 minutes.

  9. In a wok, heat 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee.

  10. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds

  11. When they splutter, lower the flame and add curry leaves

  12. Add green chillies

  13. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, Chilli powder, kasoori methi and stir

  14. Add the cooked meat and saute for 2 minutes.

  15. Check the seasoning and switch off the flame

  16. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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