Lamb Saag

Lamb Saag


November 10, 2014

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yields: 4-6


900g lamb shoulder or leg cut into one inch pieces

3 tablespoons ghee/vegetable oil

2 large onions - finely chopped

2 tablespoons garlic paste (about 6 large cloves of garlic mashed to a paste with a little water.)

1 tablespoon ginger paste (3 inches ginger - grated and mashed to a paste with a little water.)

1 tin of chopped tomatoes (420g)

1 tablespoon cumin powder

1 tablespoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 tablespoon garam masala

250g - about two large handfuls of baby spinach leaves (or frozen)

3 fresh green chillies

1 bunch fresh coriander leaves

2 tablespoons plain yogurt

salt and pepper to taste


1Place all of the spinach, chillies, and coriander in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste. You may need to add just a bit of water to do this. Set aside.

2Now heat the ghee/oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium heat.

3When hot, add the chopped onions and fry for about 15 minutes until translucent and soft but not overly browned.

4Add the ginger and garlic pastes and allow to sizzle for about 30 seconds.

5Pour in the cumin, coriander powder, garam masala and red chilli powder and stir to combine.

6Remove the fried onions from the pan and blend until smooth with the tomatoes.

7Pour the onion sauce back into the pan and add the lamb pieces.

8Cook for about 4 hours on Low until the meat is nice and tender.

9To finish, add the spinach puree you made earlier and stir it into the red curry.

10Heat until warm, check for seasoning and add the salt and pepper to taste.

11Just before serving, add the yogurt one tablespoon at a time stirring it into curry.

Submitted by MJ McSweeney


9 Reviews

There is no separate curry ingredient missing David, she is referring to the completed dish as a whole ๐Ÿ™‚


April 5, 2022

Where in the list of ingredients does it mention โ€˜curryโ€™?


March 4, 2022

A perennial favourite from Indian restaurants, we are cooking this at home for the second time. We use silver beet which has more texture, half blended and half put in the slow cooker about 30-45 minutes before serving. Delicious, and works out to be very inexpensive for such a great dish.

Joe Dooley

May 10, 2020

I prepared the dish in a Chinese Wok and then transferred the lot to an electric slow cooker for several hours. Mmmmmm.!
The next time, however, I’ll add an extra green chilli


March 7, 2020

Really good recipe. The only thing I would change next time is not to blitz the spinach as it tends to dissolve too much. I think just let it wilt down at the end and then stir in.

Anna Edwards

February 15, 2020

Looks like a perfect, easy, low cost curry. Canโ€™t wait to cook it tomorrow.


August 5, 2017

Really nice. I gave it a bit longer in the slow cooker, 6 hours. Also next time i will add more spinach but slightly less blended at the end. I found the spinach flavour ever so slightly lost in the dish with the tomato taking over. Enjoyed it no end however.

tine drost

April 8, 2016

Really nice, but second time I doubled the amount of spices. Perfect ๐Ÿ™‚


January 7, 2016

I used chicken instead of lamb and sour cream instead of yoghurt and it was beautiful. Thank you for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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