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Friday, December 1, 2023

Ran Masala Lamb Leg

South Asians are amongst the most hospitable hosts in the world. They will cook several dishes when guests are coming for dinner. The number of dishes they cook, is a sign of the amount of honor and respect, they are giving their guests. Several dishes will often be served, consisting of meats (red and white meat), a lentil dish, and a vegetable dish along with at least one type of rice dish – the simplest being boiled rice. Adding Roast leg to this combo is a grand way to make a statement. This particular one is being cooked in Asian spices so that it complements the rest of the meal.


Servings: 6


  • 2 ½ kg 1 Lamb leg
  • 2 cups Yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Onion (sliced)
  • 4 Green chilies
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp Papaya paste
  • 4 tbsp Ground almond
  • 2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin powder
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • Roasted almonds and raisins for garnish


  1. Clean lamb leg and remove fats. Apply cuts on leg so that it can marinate well.
  2. In blender jug put yogurt, salt, onion, green chilies, ginger paste, garlic paste, papaya paste, ground almond, red chili powder, garam masala powder, black pepper, coriander powder, cumin powder and oil. Blend everything until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture in a bowl and mix remaining yogurt. Apply mixture on leg, fill inside the cuts. Cover and leave to marinate overnight.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 180oC for one hour. After one hour turn the side and bake until tender and water dries.
  5. Garnish with roasted almonds and raisins and serve.