Grilled Cumin And Chilli Lamb Skewers With Smoky Eggplant Purée Recipe

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The kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Grilled cumin and chilli lamb skewers with smoky eggplant purée recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Arabic Food and learn how to make Grilled cumin and chilli lamb skewers with smoky eggplant purée.

Serves 4

600 gm lamb shoulder, cut into 4cm pieces
1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander and chilli
1 garlic clove, crushed
60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
2 cups (firmly packed) watercress sprigs
1 cup each (loosely packed) mint and coriander, torn
8 large green olives, pitted, coarsely chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
4 roti, to serve
To serve: thick natural yoghurt (optional)

Smoky eggplant purée

1 large eggplant
1 tbsp tahini
1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
Juice of ½ lemon, or to taste
1 tbsp olive oil


Combine lamb, spices, garlic and 2 tbsp oil in a bowl. Season to taste and set aside.

For smoky eggplant purée, cook eggplant over a medium flame, turning occasionally, until charred and tender (10-15 minutes). When eggplant is cool enough to handle, halve lengthways and stand in a colander for excess juices to drain (1-2 minutes), then spoon flesh into a food processor, add remaining ingredients, season to taste and process until a purée forms. Set aside.

Preheat a char-grill over high heat. Skewer lamb onto skewers, then grill, turning occasionally, until almost cooked through (5-7 minutes). Keep warm.

Meanwhile, combine watercress, herbs, olives, lemon juice and remaining oil in a bowl, season to taste, toss to combine.

Grill roti, turning once, until charred (1-2 minutes each side). Serve warm with lamb skewers, smoky eggplant purée, herb salad and yoghurt.

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By Lisa Featherby

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