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Lamb shank curry

Here is a classic indian curry
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lamb shank bone on
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 medium brown onion
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 black cardamon
  • 2 bay leave
  • 300 grams tomato
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli powder
  • 100 grams yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil


  • Method
    Heat a curry pot or a cooking pot big enough to hold the lanb shanks and spices. Add the star anise, cardamon, cinnamon and bay leaves. Till it's nice and fragrant from the spices. this will take about 2 minutes on high to medium heat.
    Turn the heat down. Then add the onion let it soften but not brown. Add the garlic and the lanb shanks. Stri fry till the lambd is slight cook but not cook thru. add 250-400 mls of water. add the powdered spices (chilli, garam masala, cumin, tumeric and coriander). Then add the tomatoes chopped. Let it simmer for at least 45 minutes till the lamb starts to seperate away from the bone.
    Serve with some plain yoghurt (optional) with some rice and vegetables. 


Keyword curry, indian, lamb