LAMB / MUTTON POT ROAST
Serves 6 Preparation time 1 hour
A 2 kg chunk of lamb or mutton or 1 whole leg of lamb / mutton
3 large potatoes boiled and peeled
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 inch pieces of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Wash the lamb / mutton leg and make deep cuts on it. Rub it well all over with the salt, pepper, turmeric and vinegar. Place it in a big oven proof dish or pressure cooker along with the butter and cinnamon and braise it by frying on high heat for some time till the meat turns a light brown. Add sufficient water and cook on medium heat till the meat is tender. Continue roasting turning from side to side, till the meat is nice and brown. Add the potatoes and roast well. Serve hot or cold with bread and steamed vegetables.
The lamb / mutton / leg of lamb could also be roasted in an oven using the same recipe.
(NOTE: The turmeric helps in giving it a lovely shade of brown. Add 2 broken red chillies while roasting if more pungency is required )