Half leg a lamb and fat removed
4 tbsp of garlic and ginger paste
Rind half lemon
4 tbsp lemon juice
1tsp Cumin seeds
6 cardamom pods seeded
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
½ tbsp salt
50g whole unpeeled Almonds
2 tbsp brown sugar
1tsp saffron threads ,soaked in boiling water.
Prick lamb all over with a fork and make 6 deep cuts
Mix garlic and ginger paste , lemon rind and juice,spices in a bowl. Spread over the lamb leave for 1 hour.
Mix yogurt with Almonds and half the sugar , pour over lamb , cover tightly and leave for 2 hours or longer.
Sprinkle over sugar and cook in a oven on 220c /425f/gas 7
For 30mins uncovered. Now turn heat down to 160/325/3 cover and cook for 3 hours basting occasionally. Sprinkle saffron water over the lamb and cook for 30mins or until very tender.