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Slow Cooker Lamb Korma Curry. A creamy, yet dairy free, freezer-friendly curry.
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4.82 from 11 votes

Slow Cooker Lamb Korma Curry

This dairy-free, gluten -free Slow Cooker Lamb Korma Curry is so quick and easy to put together, and readily feeds a large, hungry family. The curry freezes well, so any leftovers can be stashed in the freezer for an emergency meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy lamb korma recipe, lamb korma recipe, slow cooker lamb curry
Servings: 6
Calories: 1015kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 2 Tablespoons ghee or olive oil
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1.5 kg (3 lb) lamb cut into 5cm (2") dice
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin crushed tomatoes
  • 300 g (1 cup) cashew cream
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) korma curry paste
  • 8 cardamom pods crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 20 g (0.75 oz) fresh coriander/cilantro chopped


  • Melt the ghee in a medium fry pan.
  • Fry the onions for 5-8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Place the cooked onions in the bowl of slow cooker.
  • Add the lamb, cashew cream, curry paste, cardamom pods and bay leaves.
  • Stir thoroughly, then cook on Low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours. The actual cooking time will depend on your machine.
  • At the end of the cooking time, stir through the chopped coriander.
  • Serve with steamed rice.


  1. Cashew cream freezes well, so can be made in advance and stored until you are ready to make the curry. 
  2. Coconut cream can be used in place of the cashew cream.
  3. Use diced lamb shoulder or leg, or any cut with a little fat and connective tissue. 
  4. You needn't fry the onions off if you are short on time.  Simply add the  onions directly to the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. I used a 4.5L slow cooker for this recipe.
  6. Make the curry up to three days in advance and reheat it prior to serving.
  7. Freeze the lamb korma for up to three months.