Lamb Tikka Boti


Lamb Tikka Boti

Lamb Tikka Boti

Tikka Boti is a South Asian kebab dish often made out of lamb or chicken. However, beef and pork can also be used for this recipe. It is recommended to purchase a set of large sword skewers for this recipe, but smaller metal skewers will work as well.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Asian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 526kcal


  • 2- 2 1/2 pound lamb leg cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 cup yogurt whole milk
  • 1/2 cup papaya pulp (see instructions)
  • 1/2 onion roughly chopped
  • 4-6 cloves garlic peeled and halved
  • 1 tablespoon ginger chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 chili seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter warmed (or ghee)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Remove any excess fat off of meat and cut into chunks. Place meat into a resealable plastic bag.
  • Cut papaya in half, remove seeds, and scoop out flesh until you have the right amount. Puree in food processor, scoop out and set aside.
  • Wash and dry processor container. Add onion, garlic, ginger and water. Puree mixture.
  • Combine yogurt, onion mixture, papaya puree, lime juice, melted clarified butter, chopped chili, cumin, coriander powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Taste for salt and spice content. Adjust if needed.
  • Pour mixture over meat and move around to coat well. Seal bag and place into refrigerator for 8-24 hours.
  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  • Thread marinated lamb onto skewers, making sure not to over pack. Place onto grill and cook for 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155-160 degrees F. Remove from grill and serve with naan or rice and yogurt.


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Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 1223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 9mg