Pomegranate & Mango Lamb Kebabs

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  • Prep 40 mins
    Cook 15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Medium

Whilst it looks as if there’s a lot to do for this delicious dish, you can prepare the raita and pickled onion ahead of time – or switch out for shop-bought options instead. If you have the time though, this recipe is really worth the effort. The beautifully jewelled seeds of the pomegranate have a sweet and juicy flavour that complements the lamb perfectly. Grown in climates such as the Middle East and India, pomegranate is a real superfood packed with antioxidants and vitamin C – all the more reason to give this recipe a try.

Ingredients

For the kebabs

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Geeta’s Pomegranate & Mango Chutney
  • 3 or 4 pink peppercorns, crushed (optional)
  • 300g lean lamb fillet, cut into 2.5cm cubes

 

For the salad

  • Mixed salad leaves such as rocket and lambs lettuce
  • Cucumber, cut into cubes
  • Mint leaves
  • Pomegranate seeds

 

For the pickled onion

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 100ml vinegar (we recommend apple cider vinegar)
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

 

For the homemade raita

 

  • 125g natural yoghurt or Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cucumber, finely chopped
  • Small handful of mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt

Method

To make the pickled onion

  1. Whisk together the vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Place the onion in a Mason jar or similar lidded container and pour the vinegar mixture over. Allow the onions to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

To make the homemade raita

  1. Using a muslin cloth or a tea towel, wrap the cucumber and squeeze to remove excess water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, cover and store in the fridge until needed.

For the kebabs

  1. Mix the garlic, peppercorns and chutney together in a bowl
  2. Add the lamb and coat thoroughly. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 10 minutes
  3. Preheat the grill and place the kebabs onto a rack with a tray underneath to catch any juice. Turn regularly whilst cooking and baste with extra chutney if required. Cook for 10 to 14 minutes depending on how pink you like your lamb.

How We Serve Ours

Arrange the salad leaves, cucumber and pickled onion on a plate. Place the kebabs on top and sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds and mint leaves. Serve with the homemade raita in a little ramekin.

You can even make a little ‘jus’ by blitzing a couple of tablespoons of chutney, adding 100ml or so of pomegranate juice and heating it in a pan, reducing until you get your preferred consistency. Serve in a little jug to pour over the kebabs.