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21 Unforgettable Asian Lamb Recipes for Every Occasion

If you’re looking for something a little different from the same old lamb recipes, then you’re in the right place!

I’ve compiled 21 of the most delicious Asian lamb recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and have you coming back for more.

Sticky Asian-Style Lamb

From Indian curries and Chinese stir-fries to Korean-style BBQ, these Asian lamb recipes are packed with flavor and are sure to please.

So get ready to explore the delicious world of Asian cuisine with these delicious lamb recipes!

Malaysian Pepper Lamb Stir Fry

This Malaysian Pepper Lamb Stir Fry is a delicious and flavorful dish that will tantalize your taste buds.

The succulent lamb cubes are combined with crunchy bell peppers and freshly sliced onions that are lovingly cooked in a fragrant blend of garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.

The result is an explosion of flavor that is sure to delight the whole family.

Tip: For an extra depth of flavor, try adding a tablespoon of fish sauce to the stir fry before adding the lamb cubes. This will bring out the savory flavors and make the dish even more irresistible.

Mongolian Lamb

Mongolian Lamb is a delicious and flavorful dish that is sure to please the palate.

The succulent lamb has a velvety texture that is enhanced by the savory flavors of garlic, green onions, and onion.

The hoisin sauce and chili paste add a spicy kick, while the sesame oil and light and dark soy sauces give the dish its unique flavor.

The Chinese five-spice powder and baking soda bring a subtle sweetness that balances out the savory flavor.

Tip: To ensure that the lamb comes out perfectly cooked, I recommend marinating the lamb for at least two hours in Chinese cooking wine, sesame oil, and soy sauce. This will give the lamb an even more intense flavor and velvety texture.

Asian Sticky Lamb Ribs

Sticky, sweet, and savory, these Asian Sticky Lamb Ribs are an irresistible treat!

The combination of honey, soy sauce, garlic, ketchup, and five-spice powder creates a flavor explosion unlike any other.

The garlic and pepper flakes give the ribs an extra kick that will tantalize your taste buds.

The ribs are also incredibly tender and fall off the bone when cooked.

Tip: To make sure the ribs are cooked to perfection, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached 160°F.

Crispy Lamb With Cumin, Scallions, and Red Chiles

This Crispy Lamb with Cumin, Scallions and Red Chiles is the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

The tender lamb is marinated in egg white, Chinese rice wine, cornstarch, salt, and pepper, giving it a savory flavor that’s balanced by the nutty, spicy notes of the cumin, Sichuan peppercorns, and dried red chili peppers.

The addition of scallions adds a mild onion flavor and crunchy texture.

Tip: For an extra punch of flavor, finish the dish with a drizzle of sesame oil. This will give the lamb an added layer of flavor and richness.

Cumin Lamb Noodles

If you don’t mind a little heat, this Cumin Lamb Noodles recipe is an absolute must-try!

The tender chunks of lamb are cooked in a bold chili oil sauce that makes for an addictive flavor.

The hand-pulled noodles provide a perfect contrast to the spicy sauce, making this a dish that is sure to impress.

Tip: To bring out the most flavor, toast the cumin, Sichuan peppercorns, and coriander seeds before adding them to the spice mix. This will help to bring out the spices’ natural aromatics and give the dish an extra punch of flavor.

Asian Lamb Lollipops

No, I’m not talking about actual lollipops, but this Asian Lamb Lollipops recipe is just as sweet (almost)!

Marinated in a mix of soy sauce, brown sugar, and sambal chili garlic paste, the meat has a deep, savory flavor with a hint of sweetness.

The garlic and ginger give it a nice kick of spice, while the cilantro and green onion add a freshness that elevates the whole dish.

Tip: Don’t forget to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours for the best flavor!

Spicy Lamb Buns w/ Honey Soy Drizzle

Who can say no to the tantalizing flavors of Spicy Lamb Buns with Honey Soy Drizzle?

This tasty Asian fusion dish combines savory lamb with fragrant herbs like cilantro, mint, and scallions, and spices like cumin, cayenne pepper, and Sichuan pepper.

The dough is enriched with yogurt and butter, making it extra soft and fluffy. The final drizzle of sweet honey and soy sauce adds just the right amount of salty and sweet.

Tip: For an extra kick, try adding a pinch of chili flakes or a pinch of five-spice powder.

Chinese Lamb Skewers (Lamb Chuan’r, 羊肉串儿)

Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch!

These Chinese skewers are full of flavor and texture.

The 700g of tender, juicy lamb combined with the sweet onion, spicy chili powder, and fragrant cumin work together to create a unique flavor experience.

Tip: Make sure to marinate the lamb in the spices for at least 20 minutes before threading it onto the skewers. This will help to lock in the flavor and ensure that the lamb is perfectly cooked.

Lamb Biryani

This one requires a bit more work than other recipes, but the result is stunning.

The Lamb Biryani is a real celebration of spices – the aromatic combination of garam masala, saffron threads, and turmeric makes for a fragrant dish.

The combination of lamb, basmati rice, and sultanas is a beautiful mix of textures and flavors, making this the perfect dish for a special occasion.

Tip: To really bring out the flavors, toast the almonds and cumin seeds in a dry pan until lightly golden. This will give the biryani an extra nutty flavor and crunch.

Lamb Korma

You know what they say – a dish is only as good as its ingredients.

This Lamb Korma is sure to impress with its flavourful combination of tender lamb stew meat, cashew nuts, onions, garlic, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, garam masala, paprika, pepper, salt, and turmeric.

The yogurt and ghee add a creamy richness to the dish that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Tip: Serve with a side of naan or basmati rice for a delicious meal that is sure to please the entire family.

Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

When you don’t want to do a lot of work but still want a delicious, flavorful meal, this Slow Cooker Lamb Curry is a great choice!

With tender, fall-apart lamb that is seasoned with a blend of spices, this curry is a winner to come home to.

The combination of chili, garlic, fennel, ginger, onion, and garam masala creates a flavorful yet not-too-spicy curry that is sure to please any palate.

Tip: For best results, use a high-quality meat masala and garam masala powder. This will help to add depth of flavor and ensure that the dish tastes its best.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce

Why not try Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce for your next BBQ?

The combination of the smoky grilled lamb and the creamy, tangy spicy peanut sauce is irresistible.

The lamb is rich, succulent, and full of flavor, while the peanut sauce is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

Tip: Make sure to grill the lamb chops to the desired doneness and serve the peanut sauce on the side so that everyone can enjoy it according to their taste. For an extra flavor-filled addition, sprinkle some freshly minced cilantro and chopped roasted peanuts on top.

Hoisin-and-Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops

This might just be the ultimate dinner party dish!

The Hoisin-and-Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops are a succulent and flavorful delight.

The combination of hoisin, balsamic, and gochujang creates an irresistible marinade, while the toasted sesame seeds and scallions add texture and nuttiness.

Tip: Let the lamb chops marinate for at least an hour to get the maximum flavor.

Asian Marinated Rack of Lamb Chops

Rack of Lamb is a decadent and flavorful cut of meat that will tantalize your taste buds.

This Asian-style marinade is the perfect way to bring out the best in it. With a blend of garlic, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, sambal oelek, and vegetable oil, the flavors are bold yet well-balanced.

The charred and crispy outside gives way to a juicy and tender inside that has been infused with classic Asian flavors.

Tip: For best results, let the lamb marinate for at least one hour before cooking. This will ensure the flavors have time to penetrate the meat and make it even more tender and flavorful. Garnish the cooked lamb with scallions, fresh mint leaves, and a lemon or lime slice for a beautiful presentation.

Northern Chinese Cumin Lamb Dumplings

These Northern Chinese Cumin Lamb Dumplings are a delicious combination of spiced lamb and chili oil that will tantalize your taste buds.

The cumin seeds add a smoky and nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the savory lamb mince.

The hint of ginger adds a subtle sweetness, and the spring onion gives the dumplings a fresh crunch.

The gow gee or gyoza wrappers are soft and slightly chewy, and the chili oil adds a welcome kick of spice.

Tip: Try making your own chili oil for a truly authentic experience! It’s easy to do and adds a depth of flavor that you can’t get with store-bought versions.

Coconut Lamb Curry

I love using coconut in pretty much any curry and this recipe for Coconut Lamb Curry is no different.

The combination of tomato paste, curry powder, and garam masala gives this dish a delicious depth of flavor and the cumin seeds add a hint of smokiness.

The lamb is tender from slow cooking and the potatoes and carrots add a lovely texture to the dish.

Tip: For an even deeper flavor, try toasting the spices first before adding them to the dish. This will really bring out their aromas and flavors.

Indian Lamb Biryani

I’m not going to lie, Indian Lamb Biryani is one of the most delicious dishes out there!

With tender, juicy lamb/mutton and fragrant basmati rice layered together with ghee, yogurt, and a variety of spices, you’ll experience a wonderful combination of flavors and textures that will leave your mouth watering.

Tip: For an added depth of flavor, add a few drops of kewda water to the recipe – it gives the dish an extra hint of sweetness. Serve it with chilled raita and you have yourself an amazing meal!

Light Lamb, Mushroom, and Spinach Korma

If you still don’t know what to make for dinner, why not try this delicious light lamb, mushroom, and spinach korma?

This dish has all the flavors of a traditional korma and the earthy flavor of mushrooms, with a lightness and freshness from the spinach and lime.

The lamb is succulent, and the yogurt and korma paste add creaminess and a hint of spice.

Tip: For an even richer flavor, add a pinch of garam masala to the korma paste.

Korean-Style Lamb Chops with Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad

Asian cuisine just got elevated to a whole new level with this amazing recipe for Korean-style lamb chops with spicy sesame cucumber salad.

The lamb cutlets are marinated in a sweet-sour sauce and grilled to perfection.

The combination of garlic, ginger, chili, and gochujang chili paste creates a flavor explosion in your mouth.

The crunchy cucumber salad is the perfect accompaniment to the lamb, and the sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and a hint of pineapple add a delicious sweetness to the dish.

Tip: For an extra kick of flavor, add a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar to the marinade before grilling.

Lamb Vindaloo

This delicious Lamb Vindaloo curry is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

It has a savory and aromatic combination of flavors and spices, with tender pieces of lamb shoulder and the warmth of Kashmiri red chilies.

The distinctive flavor of cardamom, cloves, and cumin seeds gives this curry a fantastic depth of flavor.

The tamarind pulp adds a bit of sweetness, while the black peppercorns and turmeric give it a nice punch of heat.

Tip: For an even deeper flavor, toast the cardamom, cloves, and cumin seeds in a dry skillet before adding them to the curry. To make the curry even spicier, add a few more Kashmiri red chilies!

Keema Matar Minced Lamb & Pea Curry

This delicious Keema Matar Minced Lamb & Pea Curry is an often overlooked Indian classic.

It’s a deceptively simple, yet incredibly flavorful dish that you’ll want to savor every bite of.

The minced lamb shoulder is cooked with a mix of aromatic spices, including cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, and bay leaf.

Tender sweet green peas, onions, garlic, ginger, and chili peppers are also added to the mix, creating a mouthwatering combination of flavors, aromas, and textures.

Tip: For added flavor and texture, try adding chopped tomatoes and garam masala just before serving. This will give the curry an extra layer of flavor and a bit of heat.


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21 Best Asian Lamb Recipe Collection

This post is a collection of 21 of the best Asian Lamb Recipes that you'll find anywhere! From Chinese-Style Lamb with Eggplant to Malaysian Coconut Lamb Curry, these recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Each recipe is packed with flavor and spices, giving you the opportunity to explore the delicious flavors of Asian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or an impressive dish to serve to guests, you'll find something to suit your needs in this amazing collection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 510 kcal


  • Malaysian Pepper Lamb Stir Fry
  • Mongolian Lamb
  • Asian Sticky Lamb Ribs
  • Crispy Lamb With Cumin, Scallions and Red Chiles
  • Cumin Lamb Noodles
  • Asian Lamb Lollipops
  • Spicy Lamb Buns w/ Honey Soy Drizzle
  • Chinese Lamb Skewers (Lamb Chuan’r, 羊肉串儿)
  • Lamb Biryani
  • Lamb Korma
  • Slow Cooker Lamb Curry
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce
  • Hoisin-and-Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops
  • Asian Marinated Rack of Lamb Chops
  • Northern Chinese Cumin Lamb Dumplings
  • Coconut Lamb Curry
  • Indian Lamb Biryani
  • Light lamb, mushroom and spinach korma
  • Korean-style lamb chops with spicy sesame cucumber salad
  • Lamb Vindaloo
  • Keema Matar Minced Lamb & Pea Curry


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.