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Malaysian Lamb Curry

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Malaysian curry is a dish of intense aromatic blend of spices prepared in coconut milk or cream that is a typical and distinctive Malaysian culinary. The curry dish was originally created by the Indian migrants to Malaysia, but has also become a main dish for the Malays and Chinese population in Malaysia. There are many variations of curry dishes, popular ingredients used are chicken, prawns, beef, goat or lamb, calamari, fish, mixed seafood, aubergine or eggplants, tofu, mixed vegetables and eggs. My Malaysian lamb curry is naturally gluten free and also soy free, dairy free, corn free and egg free. Check out my other Malaysian curry recipes: Malaysian Chicken Curry (Kari Ayam) and Beef Rendang.



The term curry was accepted and translated into English language from the Indian Tamil word “Kari” denoting “sauce”. Usually meat and vegetables are cooked with spices in a coconut based sauce. Curry can be either be dry or wet and common spices used are ground turmeric, cumin, coriander seeds, cardamom seeds, cloves, cinnamon quill, nutmeg seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, onion, shrimp paste (belacan) and dry or fresh chillies. The all familiar spice blend is called curry powder and Malaysian curry powder is not only famous but also very much sort after globally for making curry dishes.



Lamb is a healthy Mediterranean staple that is not only naturally gluten free, it is also a delicious and nutrient rich food. Lamb is a source of high quality protein, minerals and vitamins. Lamb is abundant in vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B12, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Similarly, it is a good source of copper, manganese and vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Most of the fats found in lamb is monounsaturated fats, well known in a healthy “Mediterranean diet”. Additionally. Lamb is one of the greatest source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and a substantial source of omega-3 fatty acids. Health benefits of lamb are: lower risk of cardiovascular disease; boost immune function; promote healthy bones; maintain healthy skin; promote weight loss, build lean body muscles; lowered risk of inflammation; aid in weight loss; may reduce risk of cancer and prevent anaemia.



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4 Responses

  1. Kate
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    I love Malaysian flavours. This curry looks great!

  2. Laura
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    I’ve never tried Malaysian curry. This looks incredible. I’ll have to give it a go. x

    • daphnegoh
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      I love all kinds of curry especially Malaysian curry. Hope you enjoy the recipe. 🙂

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