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Lamb curry with coconut milk

Lamb curry with coconut milk - tender, juicy lamb chunks infused with aromatic spices in a rich curry sauce, and topped with spinach and bell peppers. Sooo finger-licking good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Resting time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lamb curry with coconut milk
Servings: 2
Calories: 488kcal



  • Chop onions, garlic, and grate or crush ginger.
  • Wash and drain the lamb. Cut into cubes if not already cut.
  • Turn the instant pot to saute mode and add the olive oil.
  • When it gets hot, add the onions, garlic, and ginger.
  • Stir for about a minute, then add the lamb.
  • Stir until it begins to brown.
  • Add the curry powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, cinnamon powder, bouillon powder, and salt.
  • Stir for a few more minutes to thoroughly coat the lamb.
  • Add the coconut milk and water and stir.
  • Place the instant pot lid back on and switch to manual mode.
  • Set to 20 minutes on high pressure.
  • When done let natural release for at least 10 minutes and quick-release the rest.
  • Add bell peppers and adjust salt if needed.
  • When bell peppers begin to soften, add spinach.
  • Turn off the instant pot and let the curry sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Garnish with red pepper flakes and more spinach, if you wish.
  • Serve and enjoy!


This recipe serves 2 and contains 7g net carbs per serving.
  • Always let the instant pot naturally release for at least 10 minutes. This gives an extra dimension of flavor to the curry.
  • If you think it looks a bit watery after cooking, give it a few minutes. It will begin to thicken on its own as it cools so no need to add any thickeners.
  • Do not stray too far from the spices listed. You can substitute or leave out bouillon powder and cayenne pepper but the others should not be changed as they are essential to the curry taste.
  • Also, be careful adding extra spices not listed. The spices are very bold and strong and adding too many extra spices that don’t blend well will make it become really overpowering.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1007mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2585IU | Vitamin C: 65.6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4.7mg