Pineapple Lamb Kebabs

Tapioca is quite popular in India. It is made from a gum of a tree. Usually eaten for breakfast, Tapioca can be had during fasting periods. When fasting, Hindus do not eat grains or legumes, and hence tapioca along with potatoes and spices is a perfect meal. Enjoy!


YouTube: Pineapple Lamb Kebabs


Serves: 4


1 pineapple, cut in half, peeled, and chop one half in 3 inch cubes and chop the dice the other half of the pineapple

1 lb lamb shoulder, chopped in 2 inch cubes

2 Tablespoons olive oil

3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground hot paprika

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

4 Tablespoons lemon juice  

2 cups cooked basmati rice



  • In a small mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients except pineapple. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  • Pre-heat a grill pan over medium heat. Skewer lamb and large pineapple cubes alternately on skewers.
  • Place the skewers on grill pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side, a total of 12 minutes. Baste the skewers with leftover marinade.
  • Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium heat, pour remaining marinade and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add diced pineapple pieces, and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add cooked rice and cilantro. Toss, remove from heat and set aside.


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