Desi slow-roasted leg of lamb

Desi slow-roasted leg of lamb

My followers were asking for a spiced version of my lamb roast recipe. Honestly, this recipe blew us away. The spicy sauce seamlessly integrated with the succulent and indulgent lamb.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine British, Indian
Servings 5


  • 1 whole lamb leg (ask the butcher to keep a small layer of fat on the lamb. FAT IS FLAVOUR)
  • table salt, ½ tsp per kg of lamb

Spice paste (per lamb leg)

  • 1 tbsp rosemary (fresh or dried), diced
  • ½ tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar (substitute with any vinegar)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (optional, to satisfy the inner desi!)
  • 3 medium onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 500 ml water, preferably filtered

Spicy sauce/glaze (for the top of the lamb leg).

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • tbsp Kashmiri chilli paste
  • tsp garlic paste
  • tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • tsp tandoori powder
  • 2 tsp kasuri methi
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • ½ braised onions and celery from stock (no carrots)
  • meat stock, as required


Spicy sauce/glaze (for the top of the lamb leg).


Keyword BBQ Lamb, lamb shoulder, Roast lamb, roast lamb shoulder

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely beautiful lamb, the slow cook leaves the meat falling off the bone, with the sauce giving it that desi goodness. Sides recommended were absolutely divine, made people reconsider their view on brussel sprouts!

    1. Jzk for the awesome feedback. The meat is so succulent and those Brussel sprouts are amazing.

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