An easy to make appetiser from the Uyghur region of China

Needless to say, Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines across India.

This dish is but from a little known region of that country — from Uyghur, in Xinjiang region of North West China) sent to us by Chef Arun Chanda of Ahoy! Asia restaurant, New Delhi.


Preparation time

25 minutes

Serves one


200 gram boneless lamb chunks

For the marination of the lamb

Make one tbsp of Uyghur spice mix by mixing Sesame oil, roasted Cumin, roasted fennel, black pepper whole, Sichuan pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, dry red chilli and salt

60 gms onion cubes

For Uyghur youghurt dip

Mix 2 tbsp hung curd, ½ tsp Uyghur spice mix, 1/4 tsp burnt garlic,

1/4 tsp chopped Coriander (for garnish)

Side Salad


Marinate boneless lamb cubes in Uyghur spice mix for 2-3 hours.

Skewer the lamb with onion cubes.

Cook the skewers over a charcoal grill till tender and cooked.

Serve with Uyghur yoghurt dip and side salad.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

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