From the menu of … Jai Ho - Indian Kitchen & Bar, 560 Dutch Valley Road NE, Atlanta. 404-458-6888. jaihoatlanta.com/
It’s not easy to find rack of lamb on Atlanta restaurant menus, but it’s one of my favorite cuts of meat. Jai Ho’s is delicious, just spicy enough and perfectly tender. Will they share the recipe? — Dema Calder, Atlanta
This rack of lamb is one of the signature entrees at Jai Ho. The recipe for this rack of lamb and pilaf is the creation of executive chef and owner Anish Nair and has been on the menu since the restaurant’s opening in 2017. Nair drew inspiration for the dish from a French chef he worked with. “It’s a very important dish in French cuisine but not very common to Indian cuisine.” Nair adapted the recipe to incorporate Indian flavors like garlic, cumin, Indian masalas and a tandoor oven.
The restaurant’s Dutch Valley location has reopened its patio for dining, with limited first-come, first-served seating. Curbside pickup and delivery are also available from the restaurant’s Krog Street Market and Dutch Valley locations.
In our photo, the lamb is plated as it would be at the restaurant with a carrot puree drizzled with mint and blackberry aioli, and served with a combination of sauteed peppers, onions, tomatoes and ginger.
Jai Ho’s Kadai Denver Rack of Lamb with Mint Rice Pilaf
Make the ginger-garlic puree by mashing 2 cloves of garlic with a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger to make a paste. Push the mixture through a fine sieve to remove any strings from the ginger.
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