Spicy Indian Rack of Lamb Recipe

Spicy Indian Rack of Lamb
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This tender rack of lamb, coated with spices and grilled over a charcoal fire, is absolutely delicious. If you want to spice this up more, add an extra teaspoon of cayenne.

What You'll Need

  • 2 racks of lamb
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) plain yogurt (Greek style is best)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) paprika
  • 1 teaspoons (5 mL) cayenne pepper (use more or less if preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) mace (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine spices and mix with lime juice, chopped cilantro, yogurt until evenly blended.
  2. Trim loose fat or meat from the rack of lamb and rinse in cold water. Place 1/2 of yogurt/spice mixture in each of two zip-top bags. Place one rack of lamb in each back, bone ends up. Turn to evenly coat the meat of the rack of lamb. Close zip-top bags and refrigerate for 6 to 4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill. While this recipe is best on a charcoal grill, a gas grill also works. Remove rack of lamb from zip-top bag, wrap bones of a rack of lamb tightly with several layers of aluminum foil.
  1. Place lamb on the medium-hot grill (around 350 F/175 C). After about 20 minutes gently turn the lamb over and continue grilling until done, about 15 more minutes.
  2. Remove from grill, rest for 5 minutes and cut into individual chops.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 429
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 133 mg
Sodium 2,493 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 36 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)