Sunday, 17 February 2008

Roast Masala Lamb



Ingredients

1 4-5 lb lamb leg; deboned (ask your butcher)

Marinade:

1 large lemon; juiced

3-4 garlic cloves; crushed

3 inch ginger; grated

3-4 green chillies; minced

Salt

Sauce:

2 large onions; chopped fine

2 tablespoons oil

1 tspn cumin seeds

2 inch piece of cinnamon

3-4 cloves

2-3 cardomom pods

2 tspn tomato puree

½ cup water

1 tablespoon cumin and coriander powders

½ tspn tumeric

Method

Mix the marinade in a large glass dish, and marinate the lamb for overnight in the fridge.

Next day:

  1. Heat the oven to 220oC.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves; cumin seeds, cook for about 3 minutes, the cloves and cardamom should have puffed up
  3. Add the onions and fry until they are a rich golden brown, to save time, you can buy prefried onions - available in Indian shops.
  4. Add the tomato puree and water, cook for about 5 minutes, add the tumeric, cumin/coriander powders.
  5. When the sauce has cooled, apply it to the meat.
  6. Place the lamb in the hot oven for 20 minutes, lower the heat to 200oC and cook for 15 minutes per lb. For example for a 5 lb leg, you will need 1 ½ hours. This timing gives a fairly rare roast. If you like it well done increase the time by another 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the meat and place in a large dish and let it rest for 20 minutes, remove the sauce from the baking dish and place a gravy boat
  8. Slice the meat and serve with the sauce.
We served it with herbed pilau rice and spicy sweet corn.

13 comments:

Asha said...

YUMMY!! What a great Sunday dinner it would make!Enjoy Saju!:))
Love the sauce too.

Lisa said...

stop da lights! OK Saj, so I'm starving now...thanks very much!!!!!hee hee!! Looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo delicious!

Happy cook said...

Wow they looks so delicious. Give me anytime a roast lamb like this than the bland ones. And the sauce is just superb.

Cynthia said...

I must, must remember this when next I have a leg of lamb. Looks delish hon.

meeso said...

I'm always happy to see a lamb dish! It looks excellent :)

sana said...

That looks awesome. Though I dont like lamb that much, I think it would make an awesome goat dish too. When I gather courage to cook such a big piece of meat, I know where to look now.

zlamushka said...

that is one heluva feast. I love it all. And that sauce.... a great combo.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

I love lamb....That gravy is looking so good...YUM!....

Lia said...

hmmm looks delicious i'd like to try soon :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mohsin
Its been a long time since we saw some new recipes on this blog.
How about some traditional recipes for:
Chevdo
Ganthia
Kheema Cutlets
etc

Seemin Saiyed said...

Wow!! That looks really delicious! Can't wait to give it a try:)

Dee & Chai said...

Hi saju- you haven't been blogging lately. Hope everything is fine with you!

Ria Patel said...

Beautiful blog and amazing looking food!

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