Lamb Curry

Lamb, paleo recipes

photo coconut lamb curry

I really love curries and lamb is just perfect for a delicious curry.  I also use my pressure cooker to have this satisfying meal ready in less than one hour.


In the pressure cooker heat up 2 tablespoons bacon grease (coconut oil, grass-fed butter, tallow all would work great too).  Dice and add one medium onion and a few garlic cloves and cooker until softened.

Then add the lamb.  A shoulder roast cut up into large pieces is about perfect.  I used arm steaks with the bone in, leaving the bones while cooking makes the broth richer.  Brown the lamb.

Once brown, add 1 cup broth or water and stir in 2 tablespoons of curry powder.  Then add whatever root vegetables and tubers you’d like.  I added carrots and potatoes, sweet potatoes and parsnips would be great as well.


Lock the lid on the pressure cooker and bring up to high pressure.  Once high pressure is reached, turn the heat as low as possible while still maintaining high pressure and set the timer for 12 minutes.

After timer goes off, remove from heat and allow pressure to release naturally.  Once pressure is released, remove the lid and use a strainer spoon to put all the vegetables and meat in a bowl.

Add one can of coconut milk to the liquid in the pressure cooker and stir well.  If you feel like the liquid should be thicker add a couple of tablespoons of cashew butter or coconut butter.


Be sure to remove the bones before eating.  I like to have the liquid separate, then people can pick the meat and vegetables they want and pour the sauce over it.  I also pour any leftover curry sauce over steamed vegetables, yum.

How do you like to make your curries?

3 comments… add one

    potatoes aren’t Paleo, neither are sweet potatoes (unless you’re a workout guy/gal.)

    please let would-be Paleos know this

    • Josh

      I feel there is a place in the paleo diet for potatoes and sweet potatoes – certainly not every day or even every week. Tubers are a grey area that each person needs to decide if they can eat them and remain fit and healthy.

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