Goat Curry

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A recipe for a spiced goat curry to warm up your cold nights.

Goat Curry with Sweet Potatoes to warm up your winter.

If you live in Austin (or you follow me on Twitter), you know about cedar. Or more specifically, the troubles it causes at least half the population each winter. While we are blessed with gorgeous blue skies and balmy temperatures, they can’t really be enjoyed, unless you love your eyes swelling shut and have stock in tissues.

I’ve tried lots of things to help me combat “cedar fever,” all with limited success. It seems that as soon as something starts to work, the wind changes and the pollen knows how to ruin the good thing I have going. These days, I’ve decided to clear my sinuses with fragrantly spicy foods, like this goat curry.

Goat is one of the most popular meats in the world, yet it is still rather hard to find in the United States. We’re lucky in Austin in that we can easily get a variety of cuts from a local farm. It’s more expensive than beef, but I try to buy it every few months to not only support the farm, but to hopefully encourage more goat meat into the marketplace.

Goat Curry with Sweet Potatoes - A recipe for spiced goat curry stew to warm up your cold nights.

If you don’t have goat in your area, lamb is a fairly good substitute here. Make sure your spices are fresh — they should still be very pungent! If not, toss them and get a fresh batch. I buy them in small quantities from the bulk section of the store to save money.

Goat Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Goat Curry

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

This warming curry is a great way to introduce yourself to goat meat.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder, such as Madras Curry from Penzey's
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 pound goat stew meat
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 pound sweet potato, diced
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  1. In a dutch oven or stock pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Combine the spices together in a small bowl, then stir into the butter and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the goat meat and cook until browned. Add onion and cook until almost translucent.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for at least two hours. Serve with rice or couscous and naan.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 669Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1475mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 9gSugar: 15gProtein: 34g

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  1. Oh man, my husband LOVES goat. Might have to make this.

    By the way… I sent you a little something in the mail yesterday! 🙂

  2. WOW WOW WOW. I used this as the basis for tonight’s family dinner, even though I only had b/s chicken breast on hand, and it was incredible. Full of amazing flavor and such melt-in-your-mouth texture. Both my kids LOVED it – my infant who has only recently started eating solids and my unbelievably picky 3 year old!

    Besides using chicken, I also had no cardamom, and only chicken broth, not stock. Perhaps because of the broth and the higher water content of the chicken, it was a little thin when done so I thickened it just a bit with about 1.5 tbsp of cornstarch. Despite the change in meats and lack of cardamom, though, it was a lick-the-plate-clean dinner all around!

    I will definitely be adding it to my regular dinner rotation and perhaps I will even be able to try making it with goat or lamb some time!

    1. @Valery I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I think the sauce is a great base for any meat and chicken is wonderful in curries. Thanks for your nice comment and cheers!

  3. Wow. I just made this and it’s so good I can’t believe I made it.

    Subbed coconut oil for the butter and cumin for the coriander as I didn’t have any on hand and it came out wonderful. Plus my kitchen smells amazing!

    I think this will become a staple in our house.

  4. Thanks Guys, Your Recipe Was Too Fantastic. Me and My Family Loved it. I Will Share your Rrecipe with my friends. Hope they will love it too.

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