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( Awadhi lamb shanks preparation)

Preparation time-25 minutes                                                  Cooking time—45 minutes

Serving—4                                                                               Category—non-veg.


  • Shanks of Lamb -1kg
  • Black cardamoms-2
  • Green cardamoms-5
  • Bay leaves-3
  • Cloves-5
  • Cinnamons-2
  • Black pepper corns 5-6
  • Onions,sliced-1 ½ cup
  • Ginger,garlic paste -2tbsp
  • Yoghurt- 1¼ cup
  • Red chilli powder- 2tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Nutmeg powder- a large pinch
  • Oil -¾ cup
  • Salt- to taste


1-Heat oil in thick bottom pan,add all the whole spices.Saute till fragrant,add onions and sauté till light brown.

2-Add ginger,garlic paste and stir cook for one minute or till it start sticking to the bottom.Sprinkles little water.

3-Stir in red chilli powder and coriander powder,add lamb pieces and salt  and stir cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.

4-Add four cups of water,bring it to boil,reduce the heat and simmer until pieces are almost tender.

5-Add whisked yoghurt,mix well and cover the pan and continue to cook for ten more minutes.

6-Mix in garam masala and nutmeg powder and serve hot.

About Anil Kumar

Chef at Mayuri Farms and Restaurant