Sunday, June 5, 2016


Most of these lawn and clothing brands came up with there Eid collections weeks before Ramazan even started so I think there would not be any harm if I do an Eid recipe before Ramazan.

I am not sure if I would be able to do recipes for the blog in Ramazan as I would had a ton of stuff to do including preparing for Iftar and then going to the gym at 11 p.m. and then preparing for Sehri. My brother should be thankful for having me.

My wildest fantasy as a person who cooks occasionally is to roast a dinosaur leg but because they are not anymore I have to make peace with a lamb/mutton leg.

YES, I am making a lamb leg roast which is not your usual roast that you get made from different restaurants. This is called Shaan-E-Raan and is of Mughal decent.

As you know the Mughals were into a lot of Shughals and they were so Royal they had a helper/slave for everything. So these Mughals had chefs which were more nice and humble than I am. These chefs used to cook them elaborate meals every single day, talk about freaking patience man.

You should DEFINITELY try this on Eid and make this for your family. It is a bit lengthy but the difficulty level is medium here and if you can make anything from this whole blog you can definitely make this as well.


1 lamb leg around 1.5 to 1.75 kilogram in weight

1 cup yogurt

1 cup crushed papaya

1 cup butter

salt as per taste

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon red chili pepper powder

1 tablespoon crushed and roasted cumin

1 tablespoon crushed and roasted coriander

1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes

2 tablespoon meat tenderizer aka kachri powder

1 tablespoon ginger paste

1 tablespoon garlic paste

Make sure the mutton leg has deep cuts almost everywhere as it will help the marinade to properly infuse it's taste in the meat.

We will start off with rubbing half of the salt, black pepper, red chili pepper, crushed cumin and crushed coriander properly on both sides of the mutton leg.

Rub properly even inside the cuts. I know this sounds funny and intimate.

Now we mix the rest of the half spices with yogurt, crushed papaya, crushed red chili flakes and butter.

The marinade is ready now.

Put the mutton leg in a deep rectangular baking dish.

Apply the marinade properly on the mutton leg on both sides.

Keep it rubbing for at least a couple of minutes specially in the deep cuts on the mutton leg. I KNOW THIS RUBBING SOUNDS FUNNY but I promise this is the last time.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge over night.

I KNOW I KNOW MY FRIDGE IS SO CLEAN. Fridge should be a cuss word because it sounds so rigid like HEY YOU FRIDGE !


Very quickly I would heat some oil in a pan and slice a half of an onion.

Put the onion in a pan and let it cook until it changes it's color.

Time to uncover the marinated mutton leg.

Add the mutton leg to the pan.

Cover and cook it for 6-7 minutes on low heat.

Next we add a cup of water to it and let it cook for 3 hours on low heat. (1.5 hours on both sides)

Uncover the pan after one and a half hour. Turn sides and cook it again for the same time.

Put the mutton leg in the hollow baking pan again.

Preheat the on 250 F and let it bake for 30 minutes.

Take out the mutton leg from the oven after 30 minutes and drizzle some fresh lemon juice on it. I said 'sprinkle' in the video but ignore my ENGREZI. 

In the meantime let's cook the masala.

Ingredients For Masala:

2-3 onions finely chopped

3-4 tomatoes finely chopped

1 cup of yogurt

1 teaspoon of roasted and crushed cumin

1 teaspoon of roasted and crushed coriander

1 teaspoon of red chili powder

1 teaspoon of black pepper

salt as per taste

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste

1 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Put oil in a pan and fry onions until they are soft and translucent.

Add ginger and garlic paste into it and fry for another 1 or 2 minutes.

Now add tomatoes in it with all the spices and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.

Add yogurt and half cup of water in it and cook it on low heat till the oil separates.

The masala for Shaan-E-Raan is ready.

It was kind of hard to set up such a big dish but I tried my best.

Ladies and gentlemen the leg above all legs, the meat above all meats and the roast above all roasts I give you Shaan-E-Raan a Mughlai specialty mutton leg roast.


  1. yummmmmm now I need to get a bigger over :.

  2. looks great!
    will be making it over this weekend.


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