I love French cut lamb chops. Unfortunately, when I went to the grocery store, they only had Lamb Loin Chops - big chunks of meat just cut up into squarish pieces. I bought them anyway, because I really was craving a flavorful piece of lamb. The end result was absolutely delicious. I used tamarind and yogurt as the primary base which added just the right amount of tanginess. This is a very easy recipe, so definitely give it a shot. - Shalini
Servings - 4
Core ingredients and flavorings:
2 inches ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbs garam masala
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp salt
Secondary ingredients and flavorings -
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp chaat masala
2 tbs tamarind water (see recipe here)
Other Ingredients -
2 tbs canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
8 loins of lamb
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tbs brown sugar
Heat oil in a medium pan.
Add onions, garlic and ginger and cook for about 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
Add in the rest of the core ingredients and all the secondary ingredients and cook for about 1 minutes.
Now add in the sugar and yogurt and stir until it is well blended.
Remove from heat and let the mixture cool down.
Place all the lamb chops in a large bowl and pour the mixture over them.
Mix it so that the lamb chops are well covered with the mixture.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
Cover a flat oven proof dish with foil.
Now arrange each piece of marinated lamb on the dish. Pour any remaining marinade over the lamb pieces.
Broil in the oven for 20 minutes for a Medium-Rare cook.
Garnish with cilantro and onions and serve hot.