Spiced Lamb Shoulder Rack w Flat breads and Cucumber Raita

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 35 minutes

  • 2 lamb shoulder rack, fat trimmed
  • ½ cup curry paste
  • ½ cup natural unsweetened yoghurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Yoghurt flat breads
  • Fresh coriander and mint for garnish
  • Yoghurt raita
Curry paste (makes about 1 cup)
Prep time: 5 mins
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves, whole
  • 2 bunches coriander, stalks only
  • 2 tbsp mild curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
Raita (makes 1 cup)
Prep time: 5 mins
  • 1 cup natural unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp finely diced cucumber, skin removed
  • 6 large mint leaves, very finely sliced
  • Pinch salt
Yoghurt flatbread (makes 12)
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 6 mins
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 300ml natural unsweetened yoghurt
  • 60g butter, for brushing over after
  • Extra flour for rolling out flatbreads


Preheat oven to 160*C. Mix curry paste, yoghurt and lemon juice in a large bowl. Slice lamb rumps in half lengthways and add to marinade, coating evenly. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.  Heat an oven-proof frying pan over high heat. Sear lamb on all sides then put pan in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest meat for at least 5-10 minutes, loosely covered with tin foil.
Curry Paste:
Blitz all ingredients together to a paste.

Mix all ingredients together in a small serving bowl.

Yoghurt Flatbreads:
Mix first 3 ingredients together in a large bowl and divide dough evenly into 12 balls, cover and set aside.Turn grill onto medium heat and place a large baking tray underneath to heat up.
Flatten dough balls and using a rolling pin roll into large teardrop shapes, use some extra flour to stop mixture from sticking. Carefully place flatbreads on hot baking tray and grill for 2-3 minutes until golden. Once you remove the flatbreads brush with butter and sprinkle over a little salt.

To serve:
Slice lamb and serve with flatbreads with raita. Garnish with fresh coriander and mint.


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