Lamb Mandy



There are special ovens for Mandy, which are dug in the ground, and which give a special flavor and delicious taste. However, if these ovens are not available you can use the above ground method like your stove. For some time now I have had request to post this recipe. My chicken Mandy is actually the most popular recipe on Ya Salam Cooking. I even made a video to guide you step by step with my smoking method. Mandy is smoky flavored dish so this is a step that you do not want to miss.

2 kilo lamb shoulder
5 cups basmatti rice
5 cups water
2 onions, cut into slices
1 tomato, grated
2 tablespoons Mandy spice mix
2 tablespoons butter, softened + more for smoking
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 black lemom
Boiled eggs, optional

1. Preheat oven to 400F. In a small bowl add Mandy spice mix and butter, mix well. Cut a few deep slits around lamb. Rub mixture all over lamb and deep into slits. Cover lamb tightly with aluminum foil. Place into oven, after 30 minutes reduce heat to 350F. Allow to cook for 2 hours, reserve juice.

2. When lamb has finished take a saute pan on high heat add reserved lamb juice. Add rice, water, onions, tomato, black lime, and salt. Bring to a full boil then reduce to low and cover. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes not uncovering until. Leave heat on low.

3. Meanwhile, heat coal. When rice has finished an onion shell into center with a spoon of butter. Arrange lamb around pan. Place hot coal onto butter in onion shell, quickly cover and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.

16 Responses to Lamb Mandy

  • Kate says:

    As usual it looks delicious, and with Eid sheep to use it’s the perfect thing to cook this weekend insha’allah.

  • Muna says:

    Your Lamb Mandy looks fabulous… will definitely give this one a try!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Khadijah says:

    ASSALAMUALYKUM! MASHALLAH dear sister your website is absolutely amazing. I am a new Muslim and a new housewife.. I have been cooking a few things on my own but I recently have gotten so bored of my cooking and Alhamdulilah I stumbled upon your blog and I am so happy that I found it!! IT HAS EVERYTHING!!!
    Jazikallah Kheyr.

    I have a blog too but its not about cooking :)

  • Noor says:

    Kate thank you so much yes they were all over Saudi this week but not now ahh sad they are to cute.

    Muna thank you hun :)

    Khadijah thank you so much for your kind words and inshAllah I get to know you more. I hope you had a blessed eid. Email me inshAllah :)

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    The day you posted this I was about to make it and wanted to check on Arabic bites since I knew you only had Chicken mandy. For some reason I said “Let me just check her blog and BAMM there it was, the most recent recipe. It was weird. i have net problems and wasn’t allowed to view that darn code below (word verification), so I haven’t been able to comment.

  • sheikhah says:

    Hi there!
    Big fan of your cooking! Thank you for all your efforts! :) )

    *the mandy spice mix link is broken

  • teh says:

    thanks sister im new housewife malaysian and our famly loved to eat mandy lamb thanks for the receipi

    • Noor says:

      I am so glad that you like my recipes, thank you. I love Malay food btw :)

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