Roasted Raan (Roasted Goat Leg)

Roasted Raan (Eid Special)

Eid-al-adha translates to “Feast of Sacrifice”, second of the two Holidays Muslims celebrate each year. Commemorating the trials and triumphs of Prophet Abraham by sacrificing an animal such as goat, sheep or camel.

During this holiday, we roast goat leg or rack. Using the same recipe, you can BBQ over the grill. It’s a feast in itself but I like to pair it with fresh salad, chicken mac n cheese (recipe coming soon!), mashed potatoes if you like.

It’s fairly a simple recipe that will wow your guests, will make you look like you’ve worked all day in the kitchen! The key is to let it marinade for good 7-8 hours (overnight) or atleast 6 hours minimum. The yogurt makes it juicy and gives a good tang. For a perfect roast, the meat must be tender inside, almost falling off of the bone! The secret ingredient here is vinegar. Vinegar will make the meat so tender that it will melt into your mouth. As for spices, you can make it as spicy as you want or go mild, work according to your taste buds.

Garam masala is a mixture of whole spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, peppercorns, black and green cardamom, bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Roasted and ground to powder. Store this powder in an airtight container. It will last for 3-4 months in a cool, dry place. OR you can use store bought garam masala.

 

Roasted Raan (Roasted Goat Leg). Eid Special!!

(non-vegetarian, baked in oven)

Ingredients:

1 small goat leg, about 2-3 lbs

1  1/2 cups yogurt

1/4 cup ginger garlic paste

1/4 cup white vinegar

3 tbsp. lemon juice

3tbsp. red chili powder

2 tbsp. turmeric powder

1 tbsp. cumin powder

3 tbsp. coriander powder

1 tbsp. garam masala

1-1/2 tbsp. salt, according to your taste

1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable or canola oil

2-3 medium potatoes, cut into wedges

1 Lemon and 2-3 sprigs of mint leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

In a bowl, mix together yogurt, ginger garlic paste, vinegar, lemon juice, red chili, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, garam masala, and olive oil.

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Apply the marinade over the goat leg generously and let it marinade overnight.

 

Bake (covered for the first half) in the oven at 400 deg. F for 3-4 hours until the meat becomes tender. Add potato wedges when there’s an hour left. You may have to put the oven on broil mode to get the roasted/charred effect for 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye so it doesn’t burn.

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Garnish with lemon wedges and mint leaves.

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Roasted Raan (Roasted Goat Leg)

Roasted goat leg is served at get togethers or Muslim holidays such as Eid. This delicious meal is enjoyed with family and friends!

15 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 small goat leg, about 2-3 lbs
  • 1  1/2 cups yogurt
  • 1/4 cup ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin powder
  • 3 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. salt, according to your taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable or canola oil
  • 2-3 medium potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 Lemon and 2-3 sprigs of mint leaves for garnishing

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together yogurt, ginger garlic paste, vinegar, lemon juice, red chili, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, garam masala, and olive oil.
  2. Apply the marinade over the goat leg generously and let it marinade overnight.
  3. Bake (covered for the first half) in the oven at 400 deg. F for 3-4 hours until the meat becomes tender.
  4. Add potato wedges when there’s an hour left.
  5. You may have to put the oven on broil mode to get the roasted/charred effect for 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye so it doesn’t burn.
  6. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint leaves.
Cuisine: Indian/Pakistani | Recipe Type: Main course
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