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Instant Pot Lamb Curry in black bowl with Casa M spices

Instant Pot Lamb Curry

Gourmet Done Skinny
This Instant Pot Lamb Curry is a delicious spicy blend of seasonings, garlic, fresh ginger, tomatoes, carrots and zucchini and lamb. Lamb is one of those meats that not everyone knows how to fix but it's super easy with Casa M's Good Shepherd Lamb Seasoning and the Instant Pot. Not sure what spices to use for lamb stew? Use the Good Shepherd! They take out the guessing work!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinating time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main
Cuisine India
Servings 6


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 lb. cubed lamb can be stew meat or boneless lamb roast or use chicken breasts/thighs or beef top round
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Good Shepherd Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Chain Reaction Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Rani Garam Masala or make your own see notes
  • 1 jalapeno serrano pepper, or jalapeno pepper - finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 small onions finely chopped (I use food processor)
  • 3 cups baby carrots, sliced
  • 1 can Rotel or you can use 15 oz can of chopped tomatoes - won't be as spicy
  • 1/3 c. non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 zucchini - this will be added after the cooking
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro - added after cooking


  • Cut lamb into bite sized pieces.
  • In a plastic bag or bowl, combine lamb, garlic, lime juice, fresh ginger, salt, pepper, Chain Reaction spice, Good Shepherd spice, chile and pepper.
  • Marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter to Instant Pot. Press, "Sauté," and heat until hot.
  • Add onions and brown for 5 minutes. Add chopped lamb and brown for about 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Add rotel and carrots. Add in yogurt, 1 spoonful at a time and stir well to incorporate.
  • Pressure cook for 20 minutes. Allow for Instant Pot to naturally release or if you don't have time, allow at least 15 minutes before you release the pressure.
  • After pressure is released, add zucchini and cilantro and stir well.
  •  Serve over rice and garnish with more cilantro.


Make your own Garam Masala: 
  • 1/2 T. cumin
  • 1  t. coriander
  • 1 t. cardamon
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/8 t. turmeric
  • sprinkle or a few grinds of nutmeg
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 t. cloves
  • 1/2 t. -1 t. cayenne
When I originally created this recipe, I used 3 tablespoons of Good Shepherd and 2 tablespoons of Chain Reaction, this makes a super spicy curry. I adapted it a bit more for my readers but know that if you don't like it too spicy, then use 1/2 tablespoon of the Chain Reaction.
Casa M Spice Co® has given my readers a 15% discount on Good Shepherd seasoning. Use this link and put in the discount code:15QRZBZI Coupon is good from 3/8/22 - 4/6/22.
Keyword Casa M. Spice, lamb
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