This slow cooker goat curry is one of my most popular recipes on the blog, and everyone who tries it seems to love it! Slow cooking goat meat with Indian spices results in a perfectly tender, juicy, and flavorful curry.
(Update: a lot of you are asking about an Instant Pot version of this recipe – you can find my Instant Pot Goat Curry in a hurry here!)
Whenever I make this slow cooker goat curry, I make sure to relish every bite of it. It disappears quickly around here. The sauce is full of flavor, and the meat, when cooked slow, becomes perfectly tender and juicy.
If you haven’t had goat meat before, you’re in for a treat. Goat meat is prevalent in north India; it’s more popular than lamb or beef. My parents were both born in north India, and they ate goat meat once a week. Neither of them tried lamb until they moved to the States. Growing up, my mom cooked goat meat very often at our house. Unfortunately, I missed out on too many of those tasty meals. When I was younger, I’d turn my nose up at anything other than chicken breast. Oh, how times have changed (for the better). If you’ve never eaten goat meat, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s fairly similar to lamb or beef, and when cooked properly, it’s fantastic.
When you make this goat curry recipe, add all of the ingredients listed below to your crockpot except for the tomatoes, water, and the garam masala. You’ll add these three things an hour before serving. You don’t want to add any liquid to start because you want the onions to caramelize in the crockpot. It’ll make for a more tasty masala.
Set the slow cooker on high for four hours, stirring every hour or so to make sure nothing burns. After four hours, you’ll add the final ingredients and let it all stew together for another hour or until the meat is falling apart. Make my plain basmati rice, paleo naan, or paleo roti to help you scoop up this deliciously spiced, melt-in-your-mouth goat meat curry.
If you’re feeling adventurous, give this a try. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.
For those who already eat and enjoy goat meat, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment letting others know why you like goat meat (and also what you think of my recipe!) 🙂
And I’m guessing that since you’ve read this far, you’re probably a fan of Indian food? If so, check out my cookbooks for even more recipes!
- 2 pounds goat meat
- 4 whole cloves or a pinch of ground cloves
- 2 cardamom pods or a pinch of ground cardamom
- 2 red onions chopped
- 1 ½ inch knob fresh ginger minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1-2 Serrano pepper minced
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 2 teaspoons salt adjust to taste
- 2 teaspoons Kashmiri chili powder or Paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne to taste
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon garam masala to taste
- ½ – 1 cup water depending on how thick you’d like the curry
- In a coffee grinder, finely grind cloves and cardamom.
- In crock pot, add all ingredients listed except tomatoes, water and garam masala (you will add this at the end).
- Set to high and cook for 4 hours – stirring the curry every hour or so.
- After four hours, add tomatoes, garam masala and water. Cook on high for another hour or until the meat is tender.
- You don’t need to add liquid in this recipe until the very end. The goat meat releases its own liquid! The reason you don’t want to add water in the beginning is because you want the onions to caramelize in the crockpot. It’ll make for a more tasty masala. Trust the recipe as written 😉
- you can use boneless or bone-in goat stew meat. Typically we get goat leg cut into pieces.
- Looking for an instant pot version of this recipe? You can find my instant pot goat curry here.