Grilled Baby Lamb Leg with Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Shallot and Chillies Spicy Salsa)

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Grilled lamb Leg with Balinese Sambal Matah

Grilled lamb leg with Balinese Sambal Matah (Raw Chilli and Shallots Spicy Salsa) is one of my signature dish. I served it many ways: rice, noodle, mashed potatomashed sweet potato, saffron polenta or  spicy roasted cassava. I’ve try to cook baby lamb rack before, i made a Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chop/Rack with Feta Cheese & Spinach Stuffing and it turned out very good. Even my sister who not really like lamb told me that it’s quite tasty. If  you can’t finished the grilled lamb leg, you can make over it with stir fry it into Stir Fry Lotus Root, Broccoli and Leftover Roast. Today i use the lamb leg cut from a 2 months old baby sheep and it only fed with milk. It’s weighed  only about 3 pounds, such a tiny lil leg. Baby lamb leg is very tender and mild in gamey flavour. Trimming as much silver skin and excess fat as possible because it’s contain so strong gamey aromas when cook. But keep a lil bit of it to prevent the meat drain out during grilling.

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Barbeque Grilled Baby Lamb Leg Recipe with Balinese Sambal Matah (Raw Chilli, Shallots and Lemongrass Salsa)

Making grilled baby lamb leg is so easy, first you should know how to choose  baby lamb leg. Don’t get hesitate when your baby lamb meat had a pale pink color since it’s the natural color of baby lamb meat. Roasting or grilling baby lamb cuts is a little bit tricky, i’ve been told that baby lamb rack is more easily throughly cooked due to high water content with low fat content, even it’s sounds healtier, but this make the baby lamb rack easily dry out. Thats why you need to keep your attention on temperature when dealing with baby lamb meat. Properly cooked baby lamb leg could be turn out into a very tender and juicy with a very mild lamb flavour on it!

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Paha Kambing Muda Bakar dengan Sambal Matah Bali ( Grilled Baby Lamb leg with Raw Chili Sambal)

Grilled baby lamb leg  or  Paha Kambing Muda Bakar in Bahasa Indonesia is sounds boring without a touch of spicy and refreshing sauce or salsa. That’s why i paired this barbeque grilled lamb leg with Balinese sambal matah. Sambal matah is literrary a raw shallot, chilli and  lemongrass salsa/sambal from Bali Island , Indonesia. It contains a lot of finely sliced shallots, chopped bird’s eye chili, terasi or shrimp paste, with a dash of kaffir  lime juice. Sambal matah is suits for any seafood, especialy barrbequed dish. I guess the samabal matah is also suits with grilled gamey meat. The authentic sambal matah use a finely chopped ingredients but i prefer it in a chunk like salsa.

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Tender and moist grilled baby lamb leg (Paha Kambing Muda Bakar yag=ng Empuk)

Grilled Baby Lamb Leg Recipe (Resep Paha Kambing Muda Bakar):


  • 1 baby lamb leg (about 3 pounds)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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Baby lamb leg meat had a pale pink color!

Grilled Lamb Spicy Rubs:

  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 6 shallots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1/4 juniper berries
  • 3 dried bird eye chillies
  • salt to taste
spicy marinade rub for grilling lamb leg

Spicy Marinade for grilling baby lamb leg

Sambal Matah Recipe:

  • 7 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 7 bird’s eye chilies, roughly choped
  • 4 cherry tomato, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp terasi (dried shrimp paste), roasted , mashed
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, peel off and use the tender part only, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp kaffir lime juice
  • 30  ml coconut oil


How To Make Grilled Lamb Leg :

  • Proccessed all spicy lamb leg rubs ingredients into a fine paste
  • Pat dry the lamb leg evenly, no need to washed lamb leg before cooking
  • Trim as many silver skin and excess fat as possible, score the meat to make the seasoning penetrate better
  • Rubs and massage the lamb leg evenly with she spicy marinade rubs mixture
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Rub the lamb leg with spicy marinade evenly like you really mean it!

  • Drizzle with 3 tbsp olive oil and let it marinade overnight in the fridge
  • Firstly in the next day morning,  discard the excess liquid from the marinated lamb leg
  • Set your charcoal gilling/ barbeque pot
  • Grill the lamb leg over charcoal for about 25- 30 minutes
  • Stab the thickest part of the lamb leg with a meat thermometer and your lamb leg is well done when it reach 75 degree Celcius and keep it below that  if your want your grilled lamb medium done.

How To Make Sambal Matah :

  • Mix all ingredient except the coconut oil and shrimp paste
  • Heat up the coconut oil and the shrimp paste until slightly boil, pour onto the sambal mixture and mix well

Serve the grilled lamb leg with sambal matah and SPICY ROASTED SWEET POTATO or CASSAVA

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Lamb Tikka Masala with Spicy Yoghurt Dipping Sauce and Indian Bread (Roti) ala Dentist Chef

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Lamb ṭikka masālā is roasted “Tikka” lamb with Spicy Seasoning”Masala”. The tikka masala seasoning sauce is usually had a reddish orange colour with creamy, spiced and sourish taste.  Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular indian dish around the world. Tikka masala paste is made of yoghurt, homemade garam masala, tomatoes puree, coconut cream and various spices. The sauce had vibrant orange coloured derived using  saffron, turmeric powder, paprika powder . The reddish color comes from cayyenne pepper or chillies  powder and tomato puree.

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Lamb Tikka Masala, It’s tender, hot and kick’in spicy!

I’m a lamb person, can’t believe that i’ve missed a month without any lamb dish. The last lamb dish that i’ve had is lamb curry with roti canai (pratha bread) in indian restaurant. Today’s project is grilled lamb with homemade tikka masala. Make sure that you’ve using a thick youghurt to the paste. No need to add tenderizer since yoghurt had lactic acid that can break the meat collagen protein and turned into a very tender piece of meat. You can marinade the lamb meat or chicken in the tikka masala paste for about 6 hours prior to overnight and no more than that because the meat will  dry off while grilling. i use lamb loin for this recipe, but you can use chicken or even goat to this recipe.

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I like to serve lamb or other gamey meat with someting refreshing relish or dipping sauce. Since i had left over youghurt from making a tikka masala, i turned it into nice and creamy dippind sauce with spicy and kicking taste. Nothing better than aromatic basil, chilli and turmeric flower. i brought this turmeric flower the day before, and chopped just before serving. Turmeric flower or blossom is usually eaten raw here as lalapan as accompanion for sambal in indonesia. Turmeric blossom had a greeny white color with mild scent of turmeric and had a tangy spicy and sour aftertaste. Another thing i like from turmeric blossom is the texture is crunchy while it still fresh. Besides the yoghurt dip, i serve the tikka masala lamb loin with indian flat bread. You can wrap the lamb tikka masala with indian flat bread and dipped into the spicy yoghurt sauce before eat it out.

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Tikka Masala Paste Recipe :

  • 3 tbsp Homemade Garam Masala
  • 2/3 cup Thick Plain Yogurt
  • Salt
  • 1 Onion
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes( or using 3 large tomato, pureed)
  • a pinch of Saffron
  • 1 tbsp Paprika Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cayenne Pepper Powder (bubuk cabe)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 3 cm Ginger, pureed

Lamb/ Mutton Tikka Masala Recipe:

  • 500 gr lamb loin, cut into thick strip (2x2x6 cm)
  • 1 cup tikka masala paste
  • 3 Tbsp melted Ghee/ Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Indian Flat Bread Recipe :

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp  homemade garam masala
  • 3/4 cup water (might need more)
  • 1 tsp oil
Spicy Yoghurt Dipping Sauce Recipe:
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 red onion, coarsedly chopped (save the inner  little ring for presentation)
  • 1/4 cup basil leafes, coarsedly chopped
  • 1/2 large ripe tomato, deseeded and coarsedly chopped
  • 6 or more bird eye chillies coarsedly chopped
  • 1 turmeric blossom/ flower, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


How To Make Indian Flat Bread Recipe:

  • In the food processor combine the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and garam masla. Pulse to combine.
  • Add the water in  until the dough begins to form a ball.
  • Turn it on to a board and knead with the heel of your hand until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Put in a warm place to rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Punch out the dough, knead it into a smooth ball.
  • Devided into 10 pieces and with a rolling pin roll out to form very flat 5 to 6-inch circles.
  • Preheat teflon pan over medium high. Cook without touching it until bubbles appearence, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Flip it over and continue to cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until bread has puffed up. Serve immediately.

How To Make Spicy Yoghurt Dipping Sauce Recipe:

  • Combine all ingredient, mix well
  • Chilled before serving

How To Make Lamb Tikka Masala:

  • Combine the lamb loin meat with tikka masala paste, combine well
  • Drizzle with melted butter, marinade overnight in the the fridge
  • Set your grilling into  hottest as possible, meanwhile put the marinated meat on a skewer
  • Grill the tikka masala marinated lamb loin about 2-3 minutes each side to your preference doness.

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