Grilled lamb tikka is delicious on its own or used in a BIR curry.
This is the grilled lamb tikka recipe from my cookbook ‘The Curry Guy Bible’.
It is my ‘go-to’ easy recipe for grilled lamb tikka. I love it simply with a naan and some sauce but I also used the lamb tikka in my curry house style curries.
I like to plan this recipe a couple of days in advance of cooking.
Although you could get away with just marinating the lamb tikka for and hour, you will get far better results if you leave it to marinate for 24 to 72 hours.
The longer the better.
Getting this recipe right…
Try to get as much marinade off the meat before grilling.
This will make the meat crispier on the exterior.
The leftover marinade can be stirred into a lamb curry for additional flavour and it keeps in the fridge for about 3 days. Don’t freeze it though.
Although I have been guilty of using cheap charcoal and lighter fluid in the past, I don’t recommend doing this.
Think of your charcoal as one of the ingredients! If you use a petroleum lighter fluid or quick lighting charchoal, you’ll taste it in your food.
I use Big K lumpwood and charcoal briquettes. Really good. Whatever you use, just ensure that it is made from natural wood or another natural product like coconut shells and does not have any artificial fire starters in it.
Make this recipe your own.
In my books, I usually tone down the amount of chillies and chilli powder I use at home. I know that most people don’t like their food as spicy as I do.
You should look at this recipe the same way. Adjust the seasoning to your own taste and you will be much happier with the end result.
Step by step photos.
If you like this grilled lamb tikka recipe, you might like to try some of my other BBQ recipes…
I hope you enjoy this grilled tandoor lamb tikka recipe. If you do try it, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.