Jamaican Curry Lamb Recipe

Here’s a delicious recipe for Jamaican Curry Lamb that you can try at home:


For the marinade:

  • 1.5 pounds of lamb meat, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the curry:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well. Add the lamb chunks and toss to coat. Let the lamb marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight for best results.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the marinated lamb to the pot, reserving any remaining marinade. Cook the lamb until it is browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the Jamaican curry powder, turmeric, paprika, cumin, coriander, thyme, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to toast the spices and enhance their flavors.
  5. Pour in the reserved marinade, coconut milk, and chicken or beef broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the diced potatoes and carrots to the pot, and continue simmering until the lamb is tender and the vegetables are cooked for about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed. Stir in the chopped scallions.
  8. Serve the Jamaican Curry Lamb hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. It pairs well with rice, naan, or roti.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Jamaican Curry Lamb!

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