Australian Lamb Mandi 

Australian Lamb Mandi 



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For the Lamb 

1.5 kg Australian Lamb Leg  

2 onions, cut into cubes  

4 tomatoes, cut into cubes 

1 tsp turmeric powder 

3 cinnamon sticks 

2 bay leaves 

12 whole cloves 

1 tsp white pepper 

1 tsp black pepper   

Salt, to taste

For the Rice


3-4 cups rice, rinsed and strained  

2 tbsp ghee, melted  

2 onions, cut into cubes 


1 bay leaf   

1 tsp turmeric powder


Salt, to taste 

To Garnish


Pine nuts, roasted 

Fried onions  


    To Cook the Lamb.

  • In a big pot, place the lamb over medium heat. Then, add water and allow to cook for 60 minutes. 
  • To the same pot, add tomatoes, onions, spices and salt. Mix well to combine. Then, lower the heat, cover the pot, and cook for another 15-20 minutes. 

  • To Cook the Rice 

  • In a separate pot, melt ghee over medium heat. Add onions and sauté them for a minute. Then, add bay leaf, salt, turmeric powder, and rice. Finally, add water, cover the pot, and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes. 

  • To Serve 

  • Place the rice onto a serving plate. Top with the lamb and garnish with roasted pine nuts and fried onions. Serve hot. 
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