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Roast Lamb Leg with Saffron and Dry Fruits Recipe

Roast Lamb Leg with Saffron and Dry Fruits Recipe

Ingredients :

3/4 kg

2 tablespoons


1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon



1/2 cup

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons


Ground to a thick

paste with little water

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

50 grams

4 tablespoons

1/3 cup

1/4 teaspoon

Whole leg of tender lamb


Medium onion, chopped

Red chili powder

Garam masala powder

Ghee for basting


Curd, whisked

Garlic paste

Ginger paste


Lightly roasted gram flour (besan)

Grated raw papaya

Lime juice




Powdered nutmeg

Powdered mace

Dry coconut




Method :
  • Wash leg and pat dry.

  • Make deep cuts in the meat right up to the bone, about 2 cm apart.

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and fry till brown and crisp.

  • Drain and crush onion.

  • Combine ingredients for marinade, mix in crushed onion, rub into meat, making sure the marinade enters the cuts, and marinate for 6-8 hours.

  • Mix together chili powder and garam masala and rub into meat.

  • Apply ground paste all over the meat and place it on a greased baking tray.

  • Sprinkle ghee over meat and roast in an oven preheated to 200oC for 15 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to 180oC and roast for a further 20-25 minutes till light brown.

  • Baste occasionally with ghee from the tray while roasting.

  • Serve.

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