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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 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine British, Indian
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole lamb shoulder (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 shoulder)

  • 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

Instructions
 

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

Questions

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