Please wait, the site is loading...

Lamb tandoori


Serves: 2 as a main or 4 as a starter
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:
Lamb tandoori
Recipe photograph by Karen Thomas
Anjum Anand's succulent lamb tandoori is dusted with classic Indian spices and served with lemon wedges and raita

Serves: 2 as a main or 4 as a starter
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
804Kcal
Fat
61gr
Saturates
23gr
Carbs
8gr
Sugars
4gr
Fibre
4gr
Protein
54gr
Salt
0.7gr

Anjum Anand

Anjum Anand

Anjum is a British-Indian cook with a passion for healthy food and incredible Indian flavours. She has written eight colourful cookery books showcasing authentic and vibrant Indian dishes

See more of Anjum Anand’s recipes
Anjum Anand

Anjum Anand

Anjum is a British-Indian cook with a passion for healthy food and incredible Indian flavours. She has written eight colourful cookery books showcasing authentic and vibrant Indian dishes

See more of Anjum Anand’s recipes

Ingredients

For the tandoori spice blend (makes around 600g, you will need 3 1/2 tbsp for this recipe)
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • ¾ tsp whole cloves
  • the seeds from 1 tsp green cardamom pods
  • 1 small black cardamom pod (optional)
  • 1 cinnamon stick or piece of cassia bark
  • ½ a blade of mace
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½-1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 5 tsp paprika
For the lamb tandoori
  • 160g Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 20g ginger, peeled weight
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3½ tbsp homemade tandoori spice mix
  • 500g lamb neck, all extra fat trimmed
  • ¼ x 31g pack coriander leaves picked, to serve

Step by step

Get ahead

Marinate up to 24 hours ahead, or freeze the lamb in its marinade for up to 1 month. Defrost in the fridge overnight.

  1. First, make the tandoori spice blend. Gently toast 3 tbsp coriander seeds, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp black peppercorns, ¾ tsp whole cloves, the seeds from 1 tsp green cardamom pods, 1 small black cardamom pod (optional), 1 cinnamon stick or piece of cassia bark, and ½ a blade of mace in a dry frying pan for a few minutes, until fragrant. Tip into a spice grinder or mortar and whizz or bash with a pestle to a fine powder. Stir in ½ tsp grated nu tmeg, 1 tsp ground turmeric, ½-1 tsp hot chilli powder and 5 tsp paprika. Store in an airtight container for 3 months.
    Tip
    Keep on hand in the kitchen to add to raw chicken, fish, prawns and the Indian cheese paneer for an instant tandoori.
  2. Blend the yogurt, oil, vinegar, ginger and garlic together until smooth. Stir in some seasoning and 3 1/2 tbsp of tandoori spice mix.

  3. Cut the lamb into 4cm-thick slices. Poke the pieces all over with the tip of a knife and place in the marinade. Mix well so all the pieces are coated. Cover and place in the fridge for as long as possible, ideally overnight. Bring back to room temperature before starting, and skewer onto 4 metal skewers.

  4. Preheat the grill to its highest setting. Put the skewers on a foil-lined baking tray and cook for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway. The lamb should be well cooked but soft, and a little charred.
  5. Remove from the grill, wrap in foil and rest for 5 minutes. Serve on a platter with lemon wedges, with a cucumber and mint raita and coriander on the side. Serve with chapatis or naan, if you like.

     

Chef quote

Tandoori food is one of my favourite things to eat. The tandoor is a barrel-shaped, coal-fired oven. Traditionally used in the North of India to cook breads, tandooris are now best known for producing succulent barbecued meats. You can still enjoy grilled or baked tandoori-style food without the oven and the starting place is a good spice mix.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years