Friday, October 17, 2014

Lemongrass Lamb Kebab

The festival of the Lights/Deepavali is that so close and as usual, by now the city has been vacated. Those in the festive mood are abuzz with the preparation whereas others are having or going to have their moments of holidaying. Me? The usual daily routine as Deepavali is plain simple within the family and because I work for myself, I rather travel during the off peak season.

Now, let me continue with this special kebab made with the two core ingredients of lamb and lemongrass. Lamb is forever-always a favourite (lamb burger, lamb curry noodle, lamb kofta curry and lamb spinach spaghetti) and lemongrass is crazily growing in my little garden. This kebab is somewhat a close resemblance to the previous lemongrass chicken kebab as it is still lemongrass instead of wooden or metal skewers. Paired with a simple cucumber yogurt salad (vegetable raita, kerabu mangga or watermelon mint salad), I'm sure the juicy and succulent lamb with lemony scent is appealing and appetizing.
400g minced lamb
6 sticks of lemongrass (lightly crush the white thick end)

1 tsp plain chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala (or all spice powder)
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp onion/shallot paste
Salt for taste
Mix lamb with all the spices and salt. 
Knead lightly till the mixture comes together.
Divide into 6 portions. 
Roll each portion into a sausage shape.
Flatten the mixture on the palm of your hand.
Lay a lemongrass down to the centre and towards the lightly crushed white end.
Bring the mixture together and mould tightly to enclose it. 
Gently roll to even it out.
Meaning - clump the lamb over the lemongrass
Heat a portable grill (non-stick will be good) and pour a little oil.  
Grill on both sides to thoroughly cook the meat. 
Serve immediately with salad.
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  1. i had lemon grass but didn't know what should i make best out of it :) this is really delicious :)

  2. These look so good and mouth watering ;)

  3. I din know that lemon grass can be used like this, it is perfectly cooked.

  4. We also prefer to stay home when the whole world is traveling. Love this idea of lemongrass as skewers, looks very tempting

  5. Lemon grass always good Nice post dear <3

  6. Yumm yumm yummy.. Loved this flavourful tasty lamb kebabs.. I'm sure it tasted great.

  7. I couldn't even imagine the flavours in your kebab with lemon grass skewers...Wonderful idea...Love it.

  8. This is the first time I have seen lemon grass used as skewers. What a lovely idea and the smell must be heavenly! Kebabs look mouth-watering!

  9. I like going off on holidays during the non-peak seasons too, but it's always too hard trying to organise the right time around everyone's schedules!! Wish I could plant lemongrass in my own garden (it is so difficult trying to get anything to grow in my garden!)- fresh lemongrass is really expensive here! Your lamb skewers look delicious ;)

  10. Great idea to use the lemongrass for the kebab stick!

  11. Hahaha.. m so like u.. i wud like to visit places or go on holidays in off season only .. it is more peaceful then,., this recipe is super awesome.. will give it a try :)

  12. Must be very tasty with the lemon grass.

  13. They are so good!! Wish i could try one soon!!

  14. Love them so much...mutton or lamb is a favourite


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