Peshawar-style skewered lamb (peshawari kabab)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
125 grams Natural yoghurt
2 tablespoons Light malt vinegar
1 tablespoon Ginger paste
2 teaspoons Garlic paste
50 grams Onions; chopped
1 \N Green chilli; seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon Fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons Coriander leaves; chopped
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
2 teaspoons Garam masala
1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
700 grams Boned leg of lamb; cut into 2.5cm
\N \N ; cubes
50 grams Ghee or unsalted butter; melted

Put all the ingredients, except the meat and butter, in a blender or food processor and make a smooth puree.

Put the lamb in a large mixing bowl and pour over the marinade. Stir until everything is blended well and the meat is completely coated in the marinade. Cover the bowl and leave to marinate in a cool place for 4-5 hours or overnight in the fridge. Bring it to room temperature before cooking.

Remove the grid from the grill pan and line it with a piece of foil then brush with a little oil. Preheat the grill to high.

Lightly brush 6 skewers with oil and thread the marinated lamb cubes onto them leaving a slight gap between each piece of meat. Place the skewered meat on the prepared grill pan and cook approximately 10cm away from the element for 5 minutes. Carefully turn the skewers over and grill for a further 5 minutes. Brush generously with the melted ghee or butter and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn them over again and brush with the remaining butter.

Cook for a further 2-3 minutes and remove from the heat.

Serve as a started with a chutney and naan cut into small pieces. Excellent served with drinks.

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