Spiced Crust shoulder of lamb - curry week

Spiced Crusted Shoulder of Lamb

Food Main Courses
Babur restaurant, London
10-12 Servings
Ingredients
Lamb shoulder 4.5kg sawn into 10cm-wide strips by a butcher
Red chilli 4 tbsp crushed
Chilli powder 4 tbsp
Salt 4 tbsp
Cumin 5 tbsp
Coriander 6 tbsp
Garam masala 4 tsp
Garlic large handful, crushed to a paste
Lemon juice 250ml
Vegetable oil enough to cover meat for marinating
Method
  1. Mix all spices, oil and lemon juice for the marinade in a large bowl. Add meat and mix to completely coat and put in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 days. For extra heat, add fresh green chilli

  2. Put lamb in pot with oil and marinade on medium heat and turn over frequently for about 20 minutes, without browning
  3. Once marinade starts bubbling, seal pot with flour/water paste (amount depends on size of pot). Steam for 3 hours until meat is soft and falls off the bone
  4. To Serve - Portion on a plate and decorate with julienne cucumber, thin slices of red onion, sliced chillies and a wedge of lemon and serve with tandoori rot