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Spicy Lamb Curry

with Chickpeas and Cinnamon
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Spicy Lamb Curry

Spicy Lamb Curry - An exotic lamb dish with a seductive aroma

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Health Score:
8,6 / 10
30 min.
ready in 1 hr 40 min.
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Nutritional values

This lamb curry is a treat for the immune system. Just one portion covers one and a half times the daily requirement of immune strengthening zinc. This is also good for your skin, because deficiency symptoms manifest themselves especially there - for example through rashes or eczema.

Try Bulgur as a side dish to the lamb curry. This coarse wheat semolina provides the perfect filling thanks to fibre and vegetable protein.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie480 kcal(23 %)
Protein45 g(46 %)
Fat25 g(22 %)
Carbohydrates17 g(11 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E9.3 mg(78 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin21.2 mg(177 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate66 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid1.9 mg(32 %)
Biotin3.7 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂5.6 μg(187 %)
Vitamin C15 mg(16 %)
Potassium825 mg(21 %)
Calcium100 mg(10 %)
Magnesium93 mg(31 %)
Iron5.3 mg(35 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc10.6 mg(133 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.9 g
Uric acid388 mg
Cholesterol132 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 stalks
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
11 ounces
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 40 grams)
2 pounds
Lamb (from the shoulder)
4 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
2 ounces
15 ounces
Chickpeas (canned)

Kitchen utensils

1 wide, heavy Pot (with lid), 1 Small skillet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Sieve, 1 Mortar, 1 Lid, 1 Can opener

Preparation steps

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 1

Toast cinnamon sticks, allspice and coriander seeds in a skillet over medium heat until fragrant and beginning to smoke.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 2

Set cinnamon aside. Transfer allspice and coriander, along with the fenugreek seeds, to a mortar and grind coarsely.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 3

Peel onions and garlic and chop finely. Peel and finely grate ginger root. Rinse chiles and wipe dry.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 4

Trim fat from lamb shoulder. Cut meat into cubes, about 30 grams (approximately 1 ounce) each.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 5

Heat oil in a wide, heavy pot. Cook meat over high heat until well-browned. Add onions and garlic; cook until fragrant and browned, about 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 6

Add ginger, cinnamon stick, ground spices and curry powder and stir to combine. Add tomato paste and whole chiles. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 7

Add 600 ml (approximately 2 1/2 cups) water to pot and season with salt. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lamb is tender, about 60 minutes.

Spicy Lamb Curry preparation step 8

Rinse chickpeas and drain well. Add chickpeas to the pot and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve curry immediately, with basmati rice and mango chutney, if desired.