Tandoori Lamb with Turmeric Rice

Cook time 1 hour + overnight marination
Servings 4

Ingredients

1kg leg of lamb, deboned, excess fat removed and cut into 3cm cubes

2 tbsp store-bought tandoori paste

½ cup of kefir

1 onion, diced

1 tsp ginger, microplaned

1 tsp ground turmeric

2 cups basmati rice, rinsed

1 bay leaf

1 cucumber, grated and liquid squeezed out

Mint, to serve

Tandoori Lamb with Turmeric Rice

Method

Combine the tandoori paste with ¼ of a cup of kefir. Season with salt and add the lamb to the marinade. Place the meat on skewers and marinate for a few hours or even better overnight.

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Heat oil in an oven-safe pot and fry onion and ginger for a few minutes. Add the turmeric and cook for a further 30 seconds then add the rice and bay leaf. Cover with 3 cups of water and season with salt. Place the lid on and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Place the lamb skewers on a tray lined with an oiled rack. Place in the oven on the top shelf, for 15-20 minutes, until cooked to your liking.

To make the sauce, combine the remaining kefir and cucumber with a pinch of salt.

To serve, portion rice and serve with lamb skewer, kefir sauce and a small handful of mint leaves.