Indian lamb shank curry. Add more decadence to your family meals with this hearty curry made with lamb shanks. Cooked to perfection in slow cooker, this flavorful curry comes together easily without having to deal with endless hours in the kitchen.
I know, spending hours in the kitchen cooking dinner after a long day at work is totally exhausting. So, how about a magical appliance that can cook dinner for you with a little prep in the morning? Yes, I’m talking about your favorite slow cooker. Its unbelievably good “set and forget” feature helps you create an amazing dinner for your family with little effort.
Before you slow cook
Here are some tips and tricks to create incredibly flavorful lamb shank curry. Always seal the meat before you slow cook. This will make it more tender and super flavorful. But before you seal the shanks, you must french them. It’s basically a super simple process to remove the meat from one end of the shanks. If you’re not familiar with this, don’t worry. Just watch this video and follow the instructions. Easy peasy!
Now, back to the sealing process. To do this, heat up a little ghee or oil in a large pan, and fry the shanks until they are browned on all sides. Make sure the pan is on medium heat and turn them occasionally to allow even browning. Again, you should not overcrowd the pan, do this in batches depending on the size of your pan. Once browned, you can transfer them to the slow cooker.
As you can see, this curry has a very rich amazingly flavorful sauce. You’ll need to make this sauce separately before adding it to the slow cooker. Start with frying up bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Curry paste makes the base of this sauce and brings in all the flavors that it needs. Make this separately and add this to the pan. Again, leftover curry paste can be stored in the refrigerator.
Stir fry curry paste in the oil for few minutes. When the oil starts to reappear, fry tomato paste and pour in chicken stock. Bring this mixture to a boil, and add it to the lamb shanks in the slow cooker. I also like to add in some sliced onions and a handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves. As the lamb cooks, the onions will turn really soft and make this curry more delicious.
Lamb shank curry in slow cooker
Honestly, it only takes about 20 minutes for the prep and now the slow cooker will do the hard part. Cooking the curry. You can either cook on low for 8 hours or on high on 4 hours. The result? Fall of the bone lamb shanks to enjoy with a simple side of rice, parathas and rotis.
More lamb recipes:
- Lamb Bhuna – Restaurant Style
- Lamb Rogan Josh – Restaurant Style
- Lamb Korma
- Jamie Oliver’s North Indian Lamb Curry
- Lamb Karahi