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Goat Curry

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

Goat is a wonderfully lean meat that tastes amazing in this curry recipe. Mundillya Meats has a wide range Goat cuts which can also be used for this recipe. Enjoy!


  • 5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • 6 large garlic cloves

  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander roots and stems

  • 2 long fresh red chillies, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tbsp ghee

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1 small cinnamon stick

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 3 stalks fresh curry leaves, leaves removed (approximately 40 leaves)

  • 2 brown onions, finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 tbsp garam masala

  • 3 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped

  • 70g (1/4 cup) plain yoghurt

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1kg diced goat meat

  • 250ml (1 cup) water

  • 1 tbsp malt vinegar

  • Fresh coriander leaves, to serve

  • Thinly sliced long fresh red chilli, extra, to serve

  • Steamed basmati rice, to serve

  • Cucumber raita, to serve

  • Mango chutney, to serve

  • Roti, to serve (optional)


  • Step 1 - Process ginger, garlic, coriander and chilli in a small processor until finely chopped.

  • Step 2 - Heat the ghee in heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin, mustard, fenugreek and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the cloves, pepper and curry leaves and stir for 20 seconds or until aromatic (be careful, as mixture will spit). Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Stir in the ginger mixture for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add garam masala and turmeric. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until aromatic.

  • Step 3 - Add tomato and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until a coarse paste forms. Add yoghurt and salt and stir for 1 minute or until combined. Stir in goat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for a further 10 minutes or until meat releases juices. Stir in the water. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Stir in vinegar and season. Cook for a further 15-30 minutes, removing lid for the last 10 minutes to thicken sauce, or until goat is tender. Sprinkle with coriander and chilli. Serve with steamed rice, raita, mango chutney and roti, if desired.

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