Ok, first we need to get something straight – this is NOT a recipe for Raan Lamb, the Indian classic

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Raan lamb will take in around 3 days to prepare correctly, if that’s what you’re looking for then there’s an excellent howto (with pictures and everything!) right here.

Moving on, what I’m offering here is a cheat version of Raan, that takes around 10 minutes to prepare and serves 2 people. It uses lamb steaks rather than a whole leg of lamb but it does taste great! So here goes:-

Ingredients for Easy Raan Style Lamb

  • 2 x Lamb Steaks
  • 200g natural yogurt
  • 3 x Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 x Onion
  • 1 x Chunk of ginger (about 1 thumb in size)
  • 1 x fat green chillis
  • 2 x Tblspoons of desicated/ chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Seeds from about 1 tps cardamom pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

The very scientific methodology for Easy Raan Style Lamb

  1. Chuck everything except the steaks into a food processor and whizz it till you have a paste.
  2. make some cuts in the lamb steaks to allow the paste to get in.
  3. Marinade the lamb steaks in the fridge for about an hour or 30 mins if you’re pressed for time. Basically the longer the better.
  4. Chuck the whole lot in a roasting tin and put in a preheated over (about230°C/gas mark 8 ) for 20 minutes.

Serving suggestions:- pilau rice & tarka dahl