Goat Curry--Fiji Style

Don’t worry, I don’t require you to slaughter a goat for this dish. Substitute lamb for the best results, or you can use beef, chicken, or pork. This dish makes a lot of curry, but it freezes well. All of the spices can be found in Asian or Indian markets. Serve over rice with the chutney and the raita on the side.


8 cloves of garlic crushed with 1 teaspoon salt (use a mortar and pestle or mini-chopper)

1 teaspoons each ground fenugreek, coriander, and black mustard seed

2 teaspoons each cumin and turmeric powder

5 small, red, hot dried chiles, such as piquins, crushed, or substitute

1 tablespoon cayenne powder

2 tablespoons imported Indian curry powder

½ cup cilantro, chopped

2 pounds goat or lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 large onion, chopped

3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

2 carrots, diced (or substitute a small, peeled eggplant)

1/3 cup yogurt

Mash the garlic and salt together in a mortar. Add just a bit of water to make a paste. Add the ground fenugreek, coriander, black mustard seed, cumin, turmeric powder, red chile, and curry powder and pound to a smooth paste, adding water as necessary. Transfer to a large pan and add half the cilantro. Add two cups or water and cook over medium heat until thick.

Add the meat to the sauce. Stir to coat the meat and partially cover, stirring occasionally. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Add ½ of the chopped onion, the potatoes, and carrots, partially cover and cook for 45 minutes or until everything is tender. The sauce should be very thick. At the end, add the rest of the chopped onion, stir in the yogurt, and sprinkle the rest of the cilantro over the top.

Yield: 6 servings

Heat Scale: Medium


IzzieGuire said…
hahahaha..okay..cause when I first saw the title I was like, "ummmm, I like curry but where am I going to get goat meat?" lol...thx for the recipe! :)
Devri said…
My husbands mouth is drooling on my keyboard!
I posted your recipe for Chop Suey on my food blog today. It tasted just like home. Thanks for the great recipe. Your's was the most authentic recipe I could find online.
the mama hood said…
LOL@ izzieguire! you are hilarious!

Devri, did you go find some Sipi yet? lol!?

Bentley Family....

Glad to hear that you liked the recipe! That's the reason we started our food blog...we lived away from home and missed the good Poly homecookin'! Come back again! Anytime!
Anonymous said…
These recipes are great! But does anyone know where i can find the recipe for "yellow custard pie" that we used to have as fundraisers in school in Fiji?
Some use to call it pineapple custard pie...i think...any help would be appreciated!!!