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Curried Lamb Kebabs with Raita

Curried Lamb Kebabs with Raita

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A mildly spiced yoghurt marinade makes these lamb kebabs an aromatic and flavourful dish.

  • Serves: 4-6 |
    4-6 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 60 mins |
  • Cook Time : 10 mins
Categories: Curries, Indian, Lamb, Mains
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Lamb Kebabs

metal or wooden skewers
2.5 kg lamb leg, deboned
2 C (500 ml) double cream yoghurt
3 Tbsp (45 ml) Cape Herb & Spice Butter Chicken Curry Spice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp (15 ml) chopped ginger
2 Tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste 

Raita

1 C (250 ml) double cream yoghurt
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp (15 ml) chopped coriander
1 Tbsp (15 ml) chopped mint
¼ C (60 ml) finely diced cucumber
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp (15 ml) ground cumin
Cape Herb & Spice Atlantic Sea Salt and Black Pepper Grinders

To serve

6 rotis
fresh coriander

Lamb Kebabs

Cut the lamb into even size chunks. Mix the yoghurt, Cape Herb & Spice Butter Chicken Curry Spice, onion, garlic, ginger and tomato paste in a large bowl; add the lamb and mix well to combine. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight if possible (overnight is preferable for maximum flavour and tenderness).

Raita

Mix all the ingredients for the raita together, then cover and place in the fridge until needed. 

Lamb Kebabs cont.

Thread the lamb onto skewers, about 5-6 pieces per kebab. Prepare a braai fire; when the coals are hot and ready, braai the kebabs flipping frequently. Baste with the remaining yoghurt marinade as you braai. 

Braai the kebabs for around 10 minutes so that they are charred on the exterior and slightly pink on the interior. Allow to rest for 5-8 minutes before serving.

To Serve

Season with Cape Herb & Spice Atlantic Sea Salt and Black Pepper Grinders. Serve the rested lamb skewers with warmed rotis, raita and fresh coriander. The best way to enjoy this dish is to take the lamb chunks off the skewers; tear off a piece of roti, add a chunk of braaied lamb, dollop raita on top, add a sprig of coriander and tuck in.