Indian Slow Cooker Mutton Curry

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Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by Share My Kitchen

This slow cooker mutton curry is a recipe with lamb and potatoes cooked slowly in onion and tomato gravy with Indian spices. This recipe is great for family meals.

Lamb or mutton curry comes first on the list when you talk about homemade curry. Curry is kind of a Sunday ritual.

A good Sunday routine is to have a leisurely family meal, then followed by an afternoon nap.

Slow Cooker Mutton Curry Quick Tips

If you make this mutton curry on the stovetop, it will take almost 2 hours of slow cooking. To prevent the curry from burning, you also need to be attentive. It takes a long time to cook, but you must not compromise on the cooking time. This mutton curry cannot go through shortcuts.

Prepare in Slow Cooker

If this is your first attempt at slow cooking, then you will find out that there are no differences in the final product. Except for the amount of water added.

The slow cooker mutton curry is just as delicious and authentic as the regularly made one. Also, the best part is that you can leave it alone for an additional 4-5 hours after you have put everything into the slow cooker. If it is lamb curry you are making, then it must be cooked using a slow cooker.

Serve the Slow Cooker Mutton Curry With

This mutton curry is great with Roti (Indian flatbread), plain white rice, or brown rice. It also works perfectly with Jeera rice, Vegetable Pulao, or Paneer Pulao.

Slow Cooker Mutton Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours and 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1-inch Cinnamon stick
  • 500 grams Lamb / Mutton
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 300 grams onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 (heaping) tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1.5 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin Powder
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 200 gms baby potato halved
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 large plum tomato Blanched and chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil.
  2. Fry the halved baby potatoes in oil for 5 minutes. After the potato has been slightly roasted, take it out from the oil using a slotted spoon. Then, keep aside.
  3. Add whole spices to the same pan, and let it become aromatic.
  4. Then, add chopped onions. Let them cook until softened and begin to brown.
  5. You can now add the Ginger-Garlic paste. Cook until the raw smell is gone.
  6. Add the blanched tomato. Allow the Onion-Tomato mixture to come together.
  7. Mix all spices. Then, cook the ingredients until oil starts to seep from the sides.
  8. Add the lamb pieces. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. It is necessary to brown the meat slightly before putting it in the slow cooker.
  9. Then, transfer everything to the preheated slow cooker.
  10. Cook at low heat for about 4 to 5 hours, or on high heat for 2.5 to 3 hours. Stir it a few times in between.
  11. For thinner gravy, add half-cup to one cup of hot water.
  12. Garnish with fresh coriander, and serve with rice, naan, or paratha.


  1. In this mutton curry recipe, boneless lamb leg cubes are used. However, any other cut of meat can be used.
  2. Although you might think the amount of onion is excessive, it is what makes the mutton curry creamy and thick. So, it is not recommended to reduce the amount.
  3. You might find the whole spices in the final dish a little irritating. To avoid this, you can take out the spice before adding the onion. The oil would still be flavored.
  4. Blanch the tomatoes to reduce the cooking time. Put a slightly slitted tomato in boiling water, then cook for 10 minutes. You can also make slits on the tomatoes, and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. After it cools, remove the skin and chop. Also, keep all liquid aside while cutting.
  5. You can continue to cook on the stovetop using the slow cooker, but instead of switching to the slow cooker, you can still use the same pan and keep it covered at low heat. It is possible that you will need to add a little more water.
  6. Preheat the slow cooker on high for 15-20 minutes.
  7. The quality of the lamb/mutton and their cut may affect the cooking time. So, adjust the cooking time as needed.

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