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Kashmiri lamb kebabs with herb sauce recipe

Kashmiri lamb kebabs with herb sauce recipe

10 ratings

This Indian-inspired lamb recipe is the perfect dish to serve as part of a healthy weekend feast. With a garlic and lemon marinade and refreshing coriander and mint sauce with green chilli heat, it's a warming and delicious Indian recipe. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 16 mins to prepare and 4 mins to cook, plus marinating and resting
  • 246 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 700g leg of lamb, cut into 4cm cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4cm piece ginger, peeled
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder or garam masala
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • mango chutney, to serve (optional)
  • naan or roti, to serve (optional)

For the sauce

  • large handful fresh coriander
  • large handful fresh mint
  • 250ml yogurt
  • 2 thumb-sized green chillies, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 small shallot, peeled

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8g Protein 26.8g Fibre 0.2g


  1. Put the lamb in a mixing bowl and set aside. In a food processor, whizz the garlic, ginger, yogurt, lemon juice, curry powder or garam masala, and a little seasoning to make a smooth marinade. Pour over the lamb, then cover and chill for at least 1 hr or for up to 12 hrs. Allow to come to room temperature before continuing with the recipe.
  2. While the lamb comes to room temperature, prepare the sauce. In a food processor, whizz the herbs, yogurt, chilli, sugar and shallot to a purée. Season to taste and transfer to a small serving bowl.
  3. Heat a griddle pan on the hob until smoking hot. Wipe the lamb with kitchen paper to remove the marinade, then season and thread onto 6 skewers. Drizzle with the oil to prevent them from sticking, then add to the griddle pan. Grill for 3-4 mins each side (for medium meat). Remove to a plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 mins.
  4. Drizzle a little herb sauce over the kebabs and serve the remaining on the side, along with the mango chutney and naan or roti (if using), for everyone to help themselves.

Tip: Soaking wooden skewers in water for at least 15 mins before cooking will stop them scorching on the griddle.

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