Lamb Tikka

Lamb Tikka

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Lamb tikka is a fabulous idea when you are in need of a quick lamb recipe. Mixed with traditional Indian spices and yogurt, it is a memorable combination.



  • 100ml (3fl oz) yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2.5cm (1in) ginger, peeled and grated
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) coriander
  • 5ml (1 tsp) garam masala
  • 5ml (1 tsp) turmeric
  • 5ml (1 tsp) chilli powder
  • 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 500g (1lb) lamb neck fillets, cut into 2.5cm (1in) cubes


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except for the lamb cubes, in a large bowl.
  2. Add the lamb to the yogurt marinade and leave in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight, to marinate.
  3. Thread the meat on metal skewers.
  4. Cook the lamb kebabs 7 minutes on each side for medium-rare to medium, or cooked to your preference.
  5. Serve with a fresh, green salad, cucumber raita and, naan or pita.


  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 10 minutes, to help prevent them from burning on the barbecue.
  • Cooking time depends on how large the lamb pieces are as well as how cooked you prefer your meat. If all else fails, use a meat thermometer.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 329
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 305 mg
  • Fat: 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg