Roast lamb

Perfect roast dinner . This is mildly spiced roast that is ideal for the whole family

The lamb is marinated for 24 hours for perfect taste


Whole leg of lamb 2 kg



Chopped coriander

1/2 cup onions

2 tbsp oil or butter

1 tsp peppercorns

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander seeds

1 large red onions

4-5 garlic cloves

Mix for marinade:

1 cup plain yogurt

5-6 garlic cloves

1 tbsp cumin powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp Garam masala

1 tbsp briani masala (can be bought in ethic isle of supermarket or ethnic shop)

1 tsp honey


Wash leg of lamb. Make sure you remove excess fat.

With a sharp knife, make deep cut into lamb

Season with salt and pepper.

For the marinade

Grate or mince garlic , add honey, all spices and yogurt. Mix well

Rub marinade into lamb. Make sure you push it through the deep cuts.

Put in a non metal dish and cover with cling film.

Leave in fridge overnight.

Remove from fridge allow lamb to get to room temperature

Preheat oven. 180 deg in a fan oven.

Chop the red onions and lime baking tray.

Rest lamb on onions

Heat oil or butter in a frying pan . Add garlic and whole spices . As they start to sizzle , pour it over lamb.

Add fried onions

Pour half cup of water in tray

Add this point you can also add chopped potatoes if you wish .

Wrap tightly with foil and leave it to cook in oven for 1 1/2 hours. Check lamb and baste with own juices.

Cover and allow to cook for another 45 min or until lamb is tender and coming off bone

Remove for and allow to brown a bit more for another 20-30 min.

At this point if you. Have added potatoes in tray they should be cooked too

Garnish with coriander and fried onions

Serve with pilau rice or vegetables.



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