Butterflied Leg of Lamb Masala

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is quite flexible & can also be done on the BBQ. When I made this I didn't have any mint so just added a few teaspoons of mint sauce instead. Was really tasty served with Aaloo Mattar ( Indian-Style Peas and Potatoes) and pappadams! Sorry about the poor photo, forgot to take it before we ate so photo is of leftovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients except lamb together.
  2. Spread marinade over top & bottom of lamb and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Cook at 180 C for approx 1 hour or to preferred.
  4. taste.
  5. Serve cut into thick slices.


Most Helpful

I followed Heydarl's suggestion and cut the lamb criss cross so it would soak up the marinade. The result was a tender and very flavorful piece of meat! I wasn't sure what prepared chili was, so I used chili powder. Also I used rosemary instead of the mint as we don't care for it. We thought this was really good and will make again!

Chef Crystal Cooks May 29, 2008

This is a five star keeper all the way! I love butterflied leg of lamb, but this was such a nice switch from the usual marinade I do. Delicious and very tender!!! I used more like 2 TBSP of the curry powder and doubled everything else for a 5 lb leg of lamb. As per the other reviewer, I cut the meat with a cross-hatch pattern about 1/2 inch into the flesh, to allow the marinade to soak in. I let it sit in the marinade for about 4 hours before we cooked it. We used the marinade that didn't cling to the meat to make a nice sauce to pour over the lamb. Just heated it though in a little sauce pan, and poured it over the finished meat. VERY tasty! We had about a lb of leftover lamb, so it made a very good curry the next night! Thank you for a great recipe! We'll do this again!

A la Carte October 22, 2007

I boned a 1.6k leg of lamb which I marinated for 24 hours. I did sub oregano for the mint as we don't care for mint. It took nearly 2 hours to cook to well done in a 170 c degree fan forced oven but it was beautifully moist. DH still was not convinced though that a yoghurt marinade can be great though he conceded it was beautifully moist and wasn't baaing at him. Thank you Mandy from Oz for a very enjoyable recipe. Made for Make My Recipe - A Game of Tag.

I'mPat October 01, 2007

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