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Tandoori Leg Of Lamb

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  Lemon juice 10 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Bone in lamb leg 6 Pound (1 Piece)
  Whole milk yogurt 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Plain)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Minced ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Dry mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cardamom 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Sweet onions 2 Medium, thinly sliced
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon, melted
  Lemon wedges 2 (For Serving)

1. In a large roasting pan, mix 1/2 cup of the lemon juice with 2 teaspoons of salt. Place the lamb in the pan and coat well with the lemon juice. Let the lamb stand in the juice for 30 minutes, then drain.
2. In a large bowl, stir together theyogurt, oil, garlic, ginger, dry mustard, cumin, nutmeg, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. With a small knife, make 1-inch-deep slits all over the lamb. Coat the lamb thoroughly with the marinade, pushing it into the slits. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
3. Light a charcoal grill. Remove the lamb from the marinade, leaving on a thick layer of the marinade seasonings. Move the hot coals to one side of the grill and place a drip pan opposite the coals. Set the lamb over the drip pan, cover the grill and cook until the lamb is glazed and an instant-read thermometer registers 140° for medium, about 2 hours.
4. Line a platter with the onion slices and sprinkle with the cilantro. Place the lamb on top, brush it with the melted butter and let rest for 15 minutes. Carve into slices and serve with the lemon wedges.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 8212 Calories from Fat 5680

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 637 g979.3%

Saturated Fat 238.9 g1194.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2112.8 mg704.3%

Sodium 2215.7 mg92.3%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.4%

Dietary Fiber 13.5 g54.2%

Sugars 15.7 g

Protein 503 g1006.1%

Vitamin A 103.4% Vitamin C 177.8%

Calcium 28.8% Iron 53.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tandoori Leg Of Lamb Recipe