Inspired by the aromatic flavors of the Kashmir Valley of India, ground allspice leads the charge in this recipe. Often hidden within curry blends allspice and just a little heat bring out the naturally decadent flavor of lamb.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 160 min

Total time: 175 min

Kashmir Style Lamb Shank
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 2 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Season both lamb shanks with salt and ground black pepper. Heat large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add ghee.

  3. Add lamb to skillet and sear on all sides, turning every few minutes for even browning. Remove lamb from skillet when browned.

  4. Add onion and garlic cloves and cook for 2 minutes. Add allspice, mustard seed, cinnamon and ground black pepper and cook for 3 minutes more before adding remaining ingredients.

  5. Cover pan with aluminum foil, place in oven and braise shanks for 1 hour.

  6. Remove pan from oven and turn pieces over. Cover, return pan to oven and braise for another 1-1/2 hours. When lamb gives easily from bone, it is done.

  7. Remove shanks from sauce, strain sauce and serve with lamb.