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Yogurt Marinated Lamb with Tomato Cucumber Relish Pita Sandwiches

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  Lamb leg 2 Pound (bone-in lamb leg)
  Plain yogurt 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Medium
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm), crush
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
Dill yogurt dressing
  Plain yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Medium
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) (turned into a paste)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Fresh dill 2 Tablespoon, mince
Tomato-cucumber relish
  Pickling cucumbers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), dice
  Roma tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), dice
  Orange bell peppers 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), dice (Optional)
  Shallots 1 Small, mince
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crush
  Fresh dill leave stalks 3 Small
  White vinegar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Grilled onions
  Onion 1 Large, slice
  Salt & pepper To Taste

1. Crush the garlic and mince the fresh dill, dice the bell pepper, slice the onions, set aside.
2. Cut the cucumber and roma tomatoes into cubes, dice the shallots, set aside.
3. Place the marinade bag in a bowl and add plain yogurt, lemon juice, crushed garlic, ground cumin, red cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, olive oil and finally shake the bag.
4. Put the bone in lamb, in marinate and refrigerate for 1 to 1 ½ hour.

5. In a bowl add plain yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and garlic paste and fresh dill, mix everything well.
6. In a mason jar, add cucumbers, roma tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic crushed and shallots, stick dill sprigs in the jar.
7. In another bowl combine white vinegar, water, sugar and salt, mix everything well.
8. Pour this pickling mixture in the jar and give it a good shake, place it in the refrigerator.
9. Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and place it on a foil lined baking sheet.
10. Once done broil the lamb for 10-12 minutes on each side.
11. In a small pan grill or sauté the sliced onions, set aside.

12. Place the pita bread on a serving plate and add the lamb meat, grilled onion, dill dressing and the relish.

13. Serve the pita sandwich along with a glass of coke.

Things You Will Need
baking sheet
mason jar

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Preparation Time: 
135 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
155 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 813 Calories from Fat 442

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.8%

Saturated Fat 22.7 g113.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 198.1 mg66%

Sodium 438.2 mg18.3%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.9%

Sugars 24 g

Protein 53 g105.7%

Vitamin A 37.5% Vitamin C 78.1%

Calcium 34.1% Iron 30.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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