Kuzu Tandir: Lamb Delicacy

How to make Kuzu Tandir: Lamb Delicacy

Kuzu Tandir is a lamb delicacy and one of the most delicious foods in Turkish cuisine. The reason is that the lamb is tender, fragrant, and melts in your mouth like cotton candy. So, let us tell you how to make this mouthwatering lamb delicacy.


  • One leg of lamb
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • One or two tablespoons of lemon juice – freshly squeezed
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • A half teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • Five bay leaves
  • Three sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • A half cup of hot water


  1. Preheat your oven to 285 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Place the lamb in a metal oven tray
  3. Whisk olive oil, spices, and lemon juice in a bowl
  4. Apply the mixture to the lamb
  5. Rub the mixture over the lamb
  6. Add rosemary springs and bay leaves
  7. Place the tray in the oven
  8. Cook the lamb at low heat for two hours
  9. Turn the lamb pieces over after 30 minutes
  10. Pour a half cup of hot water over the lamb
  11. Use aluminum foil to close the roasting pan
  12. Turn the oven heat to 365 degrees and let the meat roast for one hour
  13. Remove from the pan and set aside for five minutes
  14. Remove the foil and use two forks to remove meat from the bones
  15. Remove rosemary and bay leaves
  16. Serve the dish with potato puree