Lamb Tikka
Lamb Tikka
5 from 1 vote
Get ready to elevate your culinary journey with Lamb Tikka! This delectable dish delivers the perfect fusion of rich flavours and aromatic spices. Whether you're a kitchen novice or a seasoned chef, this recipe is bound to impress.
Lamb Tikka

If there’s one dish that truly captures the essence of Indian cuisine, it’s the aromatic and flavorful Lamb Tikka. Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Lamb Tikka has a rich history steeped in tradition and spice.

This dish, although seemingly complex, is surprisingly simple to recreate at home, making it an ideal choice for both special occasions and weeknight dinners alike.

The secret to Lamb Tikka lies in its marinade, a vibrant blend of yogurt, aromatic spices, and tangy lemon juice. This marinade not only tenderizes the lamb but also infuses it with layers of flavor that tantalize the taste buds with every bite.

Whether grilled to perfection or baked in the oven, Lamb Tikka promises a symphony of flavors that will transport you straight to the bustling streets of India.

Expert Tip: For a smoky flavor, grill the Lamb Tikka over charcoal or wood chips.


Lamb Boneless: Tender chunks of lamb, perfect for absorbing the rich flavors of the marinade and achieving melt-in-your-mouth perfection.

Yogurt: Adds a creamy texture to the marinade while tenderizing the lamb and imparting a subtle tanginess.

Olive Oil: Provides a hint of richness and helps in achieving a beautiful char when grilled.

Lemon Juice: Infuses the marinade with a refreshing citrusy zing, balancing the richness of the other ingredients.

Garlic: Adds depth and aroma to the marinade, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

Ginger: Offers a warm, spicy kick and complements the other spices in the marinade.

Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Turmeric Powder, Paprika, Chilli Powder, Garam Masala: Aromatic spices that lend warmth, depth, and complexity to the marinade, creating a symphony of flavors.

Salt: Enhances the flavors of the marinade and lamb, ensuring a well-seasoned dish.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves for garnish, adding a burst of freshness and color.

Lemon Wedges: Served alongside for a final squeeze of citrusy freshness.

Expert Tip: Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before threading the lamb to prevent them from burning during grilling.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the hot Lamb Tikka with freshly squeezed lemon wedges for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Accompany with naan bread or fragrant basmati rice to soak up the delicious marinade.
  • Pair with a cooling cucumber and mint raita to balance the spice.
  • Garnish with additional fresh coriander leaves for a pop of color and freshness.

Expert Tip: For maximum flavor, marinate the lamb for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I marinate the lamb for?

Marinating the lamb for at least 2 hours is recommended to allow the flavors to fully develop. For best results, marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Can I bake the Lamb Tikka instead of grilling it?

Yes, you can bake the Lamb Tikka in a preheated oven at 220°C (430°F) for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Make sure to turn the skewers occasionally for even cooking.

Can I adjust the amount of chili powder to suit my taste preferences?

Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount of chili powder according to your spice tolerance. Start with a smaller amount and gradually increase to achieve your desired level of heat.

How should I store any leftover Lamb Tikka?

Store leftover Lamb Tikka in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or oven before serving.

Can I use chicken instead of lamb for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute chicken for lamb if preferred. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as chicken may cook faster than lamb.

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Lamb Tikka

Lamb Tikka

by Nabeela Kauser
Get ready to elevate your culinary journey with Lamb Tikka! This delectable dish delivers the perfect fusion of rich flavours and aromatic spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 448 kcal


  • 500 g Lamb Boneless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 150 g Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1- inch Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt To Taste
  • Coriander For garnish
  • Lemon Wedges For serving


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, grated ginger, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, paprika, chili powder, garam masala, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to form a smooth marinade.
  • Add the lamb pieces to the marinade and ensure they are well-coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Preheat your grill or oven to a high heat (around 220°C or 430°F).
  • Thread the marinated lamb pieces onto skewers.
  • Place the skewers on the grill or in the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally until the lamb is cooked through and has a nice char.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with lemon wedges.


You can adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of chilli powder to suit your taste.
If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading the lamb to prevent them from burning during cooking.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 22gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 97mgPotassium: 381mgFibre: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 78mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken Tikka Masala, Food, Lamb, Lamb Tikka, Meat, Recipe
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