Butter Lamb Gravy


Lamb is simmered in a spicy tomato and cream sauce. This is a very mouthwatering dish that is easy to make. Serve with hot cooked rice or your favorite bread. You can even make a variation with chicken, salmon or beef.

close up view of Butter Lamb Gravy garnished with fresh herbs, served with rice and peas on a plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Season the lamb with garam masala and salt. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the lamb cubes until browned, stirring constantly. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

  2. Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the cayenne and tomato paste until well blended, then stir in the water. Bring to a simmer and return lamb to the skillet. Simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until lamb is tender.

  4. Stir in the cream and honey. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
22g Fat
8g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 324mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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