A ‘karahi’ is a type of cooking pot popular in Indian cooking.  Don’t worry though, you don’t need a karahi to make this delicious dish – a large frying pan, wok or saucepan will do.


750g diced lamb

1 tbsp garlic & ginger paste

1 large boiled onion

Lamb Karahi

2 tbsp tomato & onion paste

2 tbsp curry sauce

1 tbsp tomato puree

pinch of salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp garam masala

Fresh chopped coriander

1 chopped green chilli

A little thin sliced fresh ginger


Start by heating the oil in the pan, add a heaped tsp of garlic and ginger paste, followed by a tbsp of tomato puree.

After a few minutes add the spices; one tsp turmeric and one tsp of red chilli powder.

Next add the boiled onion and the lamb.  Leave to cook for a few minutes.

Add the tomato and onion paste and stir.  Sprinkle on the fresh chopped coriander, sliced green chillies and garam masala.  Stir well.

Finally add the curry sauce and a little salt to taste.

When on the plate or serving dish top with the fresh ginger and the rest of the coriander and green chillies.

And there you have it; a beautiful, authentic Lamb Karahi.