Slow Cooker Sri Lankan Lamb Jaffna

Slow cooker sri lankan jaffna
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes to prepare
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  • 1kg lamb shoulder, diced
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 sticks lemongrass, bashed with the back of a knife
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1tsp chilli flakes
  • 1tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1tsp curry leaves
  • 5 cardamon pods
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 50g ginger
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes


1. Add the coconut oil to a frying pan, and then brown off the outside of the lamb before adding to the slow cooker.
2. Add the onion and all the spices to the slow cooker and stir well.
3. Liquidise the garlic and ginger with just enough water to form a paste and add to the slow cooker.
4. Stir in the coconut milk and chopped tomatoes and place the slow cooker lid on.
5. Cook on the low setting for 6-8 hours.
6. Once cooked, season to taste and serve with Basmati rice.

Chef’s Tip:
Try this recipe with large chunks of sweet potato or celeriac instead of lamb for a plant based twist.