Indian-Spiced Leg of Lamb Recipe

240 mins (prep 60, cooking 180)
17 ingredients
8 to 10
This recipe comes to us from Manjit Gill, head chef at Bukhara at the ITC Maurya, a Luxury Collection Hotel in New Delhi. Bukhara won The World's 50 Best Restaurant's "Best Restaurant In Asia" award in 2006 and 2007 (check out the 2012 winners here), and recently finished a pop-up location at the Sheraton Park Tower in London. Ee're delighted that Chef Gill loaned us his signature lamb dish, as well as the history behind it:   The official name of this ancient dish is Sikandari Raan, which translates to "Alexander's Lamb." The story: Alexander the Great captured the Indian King Porus in battle, with great difficulty, around 300 BC. When asked how he wanted to be treated in captivity, Porus answered, "Like a king." Alexander released Porus and agreed to be his friend. The barbecued whole leg of lamb was the highlight at the battlefield banquet held to celebrate the new legendary friendship of the Great Alexander (or Sikandar) with Porus of Takshila.  Sikandari Raan is the signature dish at Bukhara, and diners love it — the subtle flavor, juicy succulence from charbroiling, larger portions, lean meat and the ritual of sharing and eating with your fingers makes for an excellent meal. A great amount of care is required while seasoning and heating. The meat is braised to achieve the final subtle tastes - salty, pungent, sour, sweet, bitter all at the same time. 

Categories:  gluten--free , indian-food , meat , global-cuisine , garam-masala , leg-of-lamb , lamb ,
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Serving Size (44.4 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 51.65 Calories from Fat 32.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.66g 45.09%
Saturated Fat 2.09g 83.77%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 7.95mg 21.2%
Sodium 371.16mg 123.72%
Total Carbohydrate 4.66g 12.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.79 g 25.3%
Sugars 3.01 g %
Protein 0.57g 9.15%
Vitamin A 200.52IU% Vitamin C 2.28mg%
Calcium 11.22mg% Iron 0.59mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
of lamb, rock salt, red chili powder, malt vinegar, sticks cinnamon, black cumin seeds, raw, dried, rock salt, red chili powder