Sweet Lamb Curry

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April 8, 2015

Sweet Lamb Curry 5 0 5 52
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 15 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6


1kg diced lamb (I had a butcher debone and dice a leg piece of lamb)

1 large onion diced

2 cloves garlic minced

3 tsp mild curry powder

1/2 tsp minced ginger

2 small green granny smith cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced

1/2 cup beef stock liquid

1/2 cup fruit chutney

Cornflour to thicken


1Place all ingredients (except cornflour) into slow cooker

2Cook on HIGH for 2hrs then LOW for 3hrs (which is the same as 5hrs on auto)

3This dish would be ok cooked longer on just low also if you are not there to change it or wish it to cook all day

41/2 hr prior to serving, mix 2-3 tbsp cornflour with 1 tbsp water to form a paste and stir through dish. Leave lid slightly ajar for that last half hour to thicken.

5Serve with creamy mashed potato or rice and crusty bread rolls.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


126 Reviews


August 1, 2022

The flavours are definitely there. I’m going to try this with beef as there was too much fat from the lamb. For sure this is a great dish and I will put it on rotation.

Kirsty McKay

July 31, 2022

Lots of flavour, one of the best sweet curries I have ever eaten.
My partner who hates apples in savoury food didn’t even notice the apples and said the meal was delicious.

I think sweet mustard pickles would be a great substitute for the chutney Christine πŸ™‚

Christine Dampier

July 18, 2022

I am allergic to cooked fruit of any kind, aswell as tomatoes, mushrooms and shellfish. I love a good curry but cannot find a recipe that doesn’t have things in it I can’t eat. Can I substitute Corn Relish and/or Sweet Mustard Pickles instead of the Fruit Chutney and Apple?


July 17, 2022

I loved this recipe. I only added 1 teaspoon of the curry powder cause my one little one. I also just used a full jar of the fruit chutney cause it was pointless leaving 2 spoonfuls in the jar.
Definitely will make this again

Lauren Doran

July 10, 2022

We have this on rotation a lot during winter. Tonight I made it with diced Venison instead of lamb and added carrots and peas. Oh my it was just as lovely as when made with lamb.


July 1, 2022

New favourite slow cooker dish!
My kids (7months, 18months and 3) and my parents who were over for dinner absolutely loved it! I added carrots at the beginning and green beans in the last hour of cooking and used double the chutney and beef stock! Served with rice and dinner roll! Was honestly amazing!


July 1, 2022

New slow cooker fav!
My kids (3, 18months and 7months) and my parents who were over for dinner polished it off! Was absolutely delish!
I added carrots at the beginning and green bean towards the end as well as doubling the chutney and beef stock! Amazing!


June 25, 2022

We made this the other night however we used beef as I couldn’t get lamb I also added carrot and potatoes( cut them small enough that they didn’t disappear but cooked ) it was so delicious. We also left it on all day for about 5 to 6 hours


June 21, 2022

Love this curry. I added a chopped banana delicious


June 21, 2022

Love this curry I added chopped banana to mine great flavour

7-8hrs low is lovely for this recipe

Optional Anna πŸ™‚
I don’t do so for this recipe


May 14, 2022

How long should it go on low if you’re out most of the day and aren’t able to do the high, then low thing?


May 13, 2022

Do people brown the meat first ?

If you add hard veg like that Kathryn, be sure to keep it cut small and add from the start. I don’t find this a spicy curry as our kids enjoy it too but you can definitely reduce it down further to 1-2tsp no worries πŸ™‚


May 10, 2022

Could you add more vegies- day potato and carrot? Don’t like spicy foods in our house, maybe reduce the curry powder to 1t?

Sure, I don’t see why not πŸ™‚


March 18, 2022

Could I use tin apples in this recipe


March 6, 2022

This was a hit. A diced up a boneless leg of lamb. Definitely making it again.

Naomi Fraser

January 26, 2022

Not a huge fan of this curry. It tasted ordinary to me. Perhaps I left it on for too long but I would’ve liked more sauce and flavour.


January 13, 2022

Best lamb curry ever make it all the time but I only use 1t curry powder we don’t like it too hot

Shivaun Nelson

January 13, 2022

One of my favourite recipes. I’ve made it with lamb (usually lamb shanks), chicken and beef, you just need to adjust the cooking time for the type of meat. I usually add lots of veggies as well, such as celery, carrots , pumpkin and also add chickpeas or lentils. I usually double the sauce ingredients and sometimes add a tin of coconut milk. Great to freeze, if there is any not eaten! Yumm!

Jane ash

November 2, 2021

My hubby loves making this dish he wanted me to ask if anyone has trylied coconut cream in it?

It definitely works that way too πŸ™‚ Sweet Sausage Curry

Jane Ash

October 4, 2021

Trying this using sausages to see what it’s like.

Alyson Medew

August 11, 2021

Made this last night. Beautiful. Will make again.

Jane Ash

July 27, 2021

I am not a person who eats curries or anything with heat but my god this is amazing so full of flavour for such an easy dish this will be a regular in our house now. I bought a 1kg of rolled boneless lamb and diced it up.

Rebecca Sutton

July 26, 2021

This is the ultimate comfort food! My nan used to make similar to this and the recipe was lost over the years. Childhood memories, and a family of lamb haters that demolished it with vigor lol

Melissa Williams

July 22, 2021

Nom nom nom. Don’t question it , just do it, it’s my go to lamb dish . Even someone who dose not like lamb or curry enjoyed it

Lauren Doran

July 11, 2021

We had this about 5-6 weeks ago. I was so sceptical, thinking it would be way too sweet, but everyone LOVED it!!! I’m now making it again next week

Lorraine Baker

July 4, 2021

Made it a little too spicy (didn’t carefully measure the teaspoons of curry powder πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ) for my liking, but was still totally delectable. I halved the meat amount, as there’s just me, so it made dinner today, and 2 more serves. Perfect. Looking forward to when I can eat it again. And will definitely make for family next time we get together.


May 30, 2021

Made this but didn’t have fruit chutney, I added jalapeΓ±o relish. It was the best. Will make it again for sure


May 17, 2021

I made this last week, added a full jar of the chutney, and extra apple, another tsp on curry power and some more sultanas, but this is our taste and it was just lovely, will def make again.


April 30, 2021

Very tasty, my whole family love it, have made it twice now!

Michelle Jackson

April 21, 2021

This was yummy and a no fuss easy recipe to make. Best of all my husband enjoyed it.

Jo Turner

April 10, 2021

Best curry ever

Lynice Cousins

April 6, 2021

This is definitely a favourite in our house! I used about 1.5kg lamb chops and added extra fruit chutney. Everything else was left the same. We served it over Parmesan potato mash. Hubby and both kids ask for this recipe all the time! 🀀


March 20, 2021

Loved it would eat it again


March 20, 2021

Omg this is soo delicious 🀀 would eat it all the time

Chris Cherry πŸ’ everyone calls me Nanna which I love ❀️..l

February 21, 2021

An amazing recipe, beautiful, not to sweet, lamb melts in your mouth, thanks again Paulene for all you do for us. Will definitely be on my rotation. Xxoo

Brooke Harbour

May 30, 2020

I made this tonight for dinner. WOW so tasty. This will definitely be on the menu regularly! YUM!! Thank you xx


May 6, 2020

Yumbo! I used a couple of discounted chops (fat removed) and some fruit chutney I found in the back of the fridge. There’s only two of us so I divided the ingredients into thirds and used my 1.5l slow cooker.


May 5, 2020

My very fussy family loved this. We used a whole leg of lamb and pulled it apart when it was cooked. The leftovers reheated the next day were even tastier. Thank you from NSW Australia x


May 4, 2020

Without a doubt the best lamb curry I’ve made!

Jo Woodhouse

May 2, 2020

I made this with leftover lamb from a roast day before, it was really easy to make and delicious, will definitely make again 😁😁

That’s correct πŸ™‚


September 30, 2019

Hi I’m just making this for dinner tonight and really looking forward to it. Just comfirming that 1/2 cup of beef stock is the only/ enough liquid?


August 21, 2019

So delicious tasty πŸ˜‹ easy to do

Kelly Wessel

June 4, 2019

I made this for dinner last night a it was fabulous. Beautiful flavour profile and a winner with hubby and kids. Will be adding to my repertoire. I added potato and carrots to boost the veggie content, used lamb forequarter chops (I couldn’t get diced) and served with sweet potato mash. Yum yum yum


May 24, 2019

This was sooo good, partner, 2yr old and 9month old loved it also.
I did add peas corn potato and carrot to mild the sweetness and get some veg into the kiddies 😍

I think that would still be fine πŸ™‚ If it’s extra fatty just remove extra fat where you can or remove it prior to serving πŸ™‚
Similar time so wouldn’t change that

Debi Harris

April 11, 2019

Hi Paulene
Can I use diced lamb back strap instead?
I have loads of this a need to use it.
Would the diced lamb back strap require different cooking time for this recipe at all ?? πŸ˜πŸ™‚

Freezes ok πŸ™‚


April 10, 2019

So yummy!! How does it freeze?

Cornflour … as stated in recipe.
Same as what you would call corn starch.


April 2, 2019

The recipe calls for cornflour . Is that corn meal or corn starch? Big difference!

Carolin Giles

April 1, 2019

Such a tasty dish…Only change I made was I had no lamb, so used rump steak cut up…Whole family loved it…WINNER…!!!

Marilyn Jacobs

March 26, 2019

Question – Has anyone tried this in Instant pot pressure cooker? What timing did you use? Was going to do this in slow cooker but then realized I had read time wrong.

A fruity or tomato relish would be similar. What country do you live in?

christine law

March 23, 2019

I wanna try this so badly. But i couldnt find any store bought fruit chutney, what should i do?

Yes it can πŸ™‚


March 20, 2019

Hi was just wondering if anyone has done this recipe with beef


March 20, 2019

Oh goodness, this was so good!!! I served it with rice and both of my kids devoured two helpings. They said I would definitely need to make this again. My husband, who generally does not like curry, polished his off, too. I loved the sweetness of this and the flavor blend is wonderful.

Krisha Guinea

March 18, 2019

Stop wondering and make it!!!! 😊 5 stars again!! Its easy, tasty, delicious, and yummy! Great family friendly, 8 yr and 1 yr gobbled it down. Used forequarter lamb chops and also didn’t have the Apple on hand substited 1 can of lychee 😁.
Used tripe amount of corn flour. Cooked on low nearly 7 hrs.

Claire R

October 26, 2018

We had this for dinner tonight. I used a 600gish lamb shoulder and had it on low for approx. 8 hours. It was perfection with mashed potato. I can’t wait to have the leftovers in a pie 😁.

Debbie Hancock

June 4, 2018

I have to admit i was cautious about this one as I’m not big on spicy food but the flavours are amazing i served with rice and it was lovely.

Karen Young

June 4, 2018

My husband’s favourite, he’d have it every night if I let him. Always meets with a resounding “Yum!”


May 28, 2018

A family favourite- even my sister who “doesn’t like lamb” had seconds

I’m sure you could πŸ™‚


May 27, 2018

Can I add veges to this dish?

Pammie’s Kitchen

May 5, 2018

Very low on meat at present so decided to use the 3 sausages I had left plus a tin of cannolli beans in place of the lamb.
Added mushrooms and zucchini also.
As previous times I have cooked this recipe it once again has not failed me with the lovely flavour.
Now I know I will be able to make it a non meat just substituting with beans.
Thank you Paulene.

I’m from Australia πŸ™‚


March 14, 2018

I cut up a bone in lamb leg in small 1/2 inch cubes and times and a halved the ingredients as I had about 3 lbs lamb.after removing the bone. Very tasty and will be making this again. Not sure where all you are from using kilos and kangaroo but we are from the Seattle area in The US. Got your idea from the Yummly app. Thanks for the great dinner.

Yes I’d double everything πŸ™‚

Kim Lutz

February 8, 2018

If I double the recipe, do I double the liquids. Love this recipe.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 27, 2017

It adds the sweet
Pop it in the dumpbag πŸ™‚

Megan Tarlinton

December 20, 2017

Does the apple make a difference? I need to make dump bags (for hubby), and dont think i can rely on him to put the apple in on the day.


October 10, 2017

A hit with the whole family and really simple to make. Will be making it again.


August 9, 2017

Worked great with kangaroo instead of lamb. Will definitely make again!


August 9, 2017

I’m making this with diced kangaroo for tonight! Will let you know how it goes…

Vicky Grindal

May 18, 2017

OMG! This was fantastic!!! So yummy. Had some leftover so can’t wait for lunch tomorrow to have some more!!!

I use Keen’s too πŸ™‚ My kids all like it (3-14) but if you are worried you could cut back the curry a smidge so it’s not so noticeable πŸ™‚


May 16, 2017

Hi just wondering what curry powder fo you use.. i generally use KEENS?

And is this suitable for younger kids? Is it spicy?
Ta πŸ™„


April 19, 2017

Another family favourite! πŸ™‚

Carla Mullenberg

April 14, 2017

Another winner loved it.

Sure you could. You may just wish to add the apples on the day of cooking πŸ™‚


April 4, 2017

This was really good. Do you think it could be assembled raw and frozen for a freezer dump bag meal, to defrost overnight and throw in the slow cooker Ina weekday morning?

It’s quite forgiving of extra time
Especially if your slow cooker is quite full
You could even do a double batch and it could easily go 8hrs + on low


March 11, 2017

If I wanted to leave it on all day what length of time, on low, would you suggest? Thanks!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 27, 2017

I use the Rosella brand of fruit chutney myself
And yes diced is fine πŸ™‚

Paul tomkins

February 27, 2017

What fruit chutney do you use? is diced lamb OK?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 27, 2016

This meal can be.

margaret byfieldt

September 26, 2016

Could you state if the meals can b frozen please

Skye Murphy

September 15, 2016

Absolutely delish!!! Served with bread rolls and steamed broccoli

Definitely making again, amazing flavours

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 6, 2016

Thanks Meg! πŸ™‚


September 5, 2016

Beautiful! So easy to make and really tasty. I made this with stewing pieces so I needed to cook it for a few more hours. Now a favourite.

It sometimes doesn’t need thickening at the end so I wait and see πŸ™‚


August 26, 2016

Do you know what would happen if you added the cornflour in with all the other ingredients rather than adding it towards the end?


August 24, 2016

We had this tonight and OMG it is amazzzing!


July 9, 2016

Beautiful sweet curry, whole family loved it

Elizabeth Tucker

July 7, 2016

Such an easy and very tasty meal. I added carrots also.

Ann Maree

July 6, 2016

Has become a regular family favourite! Especially great for winter-time!

I usually get a vegetable soup pack to chop up and pop in it to veg it up.

It’s not a strong/hot curry at all no
But why not reduce the curry in half again first time you cook it until you see what he thinks?
You can always increase it the next time then if he’s ok with it πŸ™‚

Di Booth

July 4, 2016

My hubby doesn’t like curry but I love it. Is it a real curry taste? Do you think a non-curry eater would like it? Thanks.


July 4, 2016

This is one of my favourite things I’ve cooked so far! I haven’t ever had a sweet curry. It was delicious! I served with white rice and Pappadams . Will definitely make again.

You are most welcome – so pleased you loved it!

Kristy McCabe

June 27, 2016

We tried this tonight and it was delish ! The sweetness from the apples and fruit chutney was a nice change from my usual curry dishes. I served it with mashed potatoes, steamed veg and some hot dinner rolls . I had five clean plates and a serve left over for a nice warm lunch tomorrow. Thank you for sharing

Judith Clark

May 29, 2016

Luv this stuff in a homemade pie

sara busbridge

May 29, 2016

I,m cooking this today for tonight’s tea

sally James

May 10, 2016

Absolutely Devine! I would definitely make it again.


May 9, 2016

My first time cooking lamb and your recipe was superb! Easy. Delicious. And an attractive dish to serve! My guests went for seconds! What more can I say?!!! Thank you for the great recipe.


April 17, 2016

Hands down the nicest curry I have ever made!


April 17, 2016

This is absolutely delish! Every plate was virtually licked clean! Thank you for the recipe – it was perfect for a Saturday nights tea – will definitely be making again very soon!


March 29, 2016

Has anyone tried it using chicken??

I think it would yes πŸ™‚

Christine Galea

March 20, 2016

Do u think this would wok well with beef?


February 8, 2016

Amazing receipe!! So easy and full of flavour. Added extra curry for our tastebuds. Simply amazing will be making it again and many many more times after that.


January 14, 2016

Smelt delicious but didnt enjoy the flavour. Even my 13 years old who eats everything didn’t like it

Maree Stewart

January 12, 2016

Fabulous, easy & yummy…. One of my all times favourites!!

Sandra Keating

January 11, 2016

OMG so yummy.. Everyone loved this sweet curry ?

I LOVE my green tomato relish so might try a combo of that next time too πŸ™‚


January 11, 2016

Made this for dinner last night, delicious ! Thumbs up from all the family.
I didn’t have fruit chutney so used Green Tomato Relish. Turned out great. Thank you Paulene

Charmaine Hetem

January 10, 2016

A great family dinner. It is not too spicy for the kids to eat it. It has become one of our favourite dinners. I use lamb shoulder. I get the butcher to debone it and I dice the meat before adding to the slowcooker. The meat is meltingly tender. Highly recommend.

Thanks for leaving feedback – so pleased you enjoy it πŸ™‚

Emma Webster

January 6, 2016

Simply delicious, so tasty and beautiful flavor. A must try!

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