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Spicy Lamb Chops

  • Heat Hot
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Marinade 1 hr
  • Cook 15 mins
Spicy Lamb Chops

Perfectly grilled lamb chops for the summer

Hari says

These are really easy to throw together when you have some friends pop by because all you have to do is just smear them with the marinade and leave them until you are ready to cook. They are great with potato wedges and a salad so perfect for barbecue season.

If you can't get hold of the Kashmiri chillies then just mix equal amounts of paprika (for colour) and chilli powder (for the chilli hit).

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 4 lamb chops
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 dried Kashmiri chillies (or chilli powder mixed with paprika)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 
  • 1 lemon


  1. In a pestle and mortar crush the coriander, cumin, fennel seeds and dried chillies.
  2. Then add the garlic, ginger and salt then grind with the spices to create a thick paste.
  3. Pour in the oil and lemon juice and mix together.
  4. Smear the paste all over the chops and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Ensure they are at room temperature and cook on a griddle or barbecue for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through. 

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)32
of which saturates (g)10
Carbohydrates (g)20
of which sugars (g)2
Fibre (g)2
Protein (g)27
Salt (mg)646
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (6)

  • Tim


    05 May 2018 at 22:37 |
    Another winner from Hari who is now my go to writer for Indian recipes. Served this with Quinoa Kosumbari and a bit of salad and raita. Went down very well!


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      06 May 2018 at 06:46 |
      Hi Tim - Super happy that you are enjoying the recipes and trying lots of different ones. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. It would be fab to see pictures of your dishes so if you get a chance download the app and share them with us. Thanks so much and keep in touch. Hari


  • Foodie


    16 April 2016 at 11:17 |
    This is a fantastic recipe. Never fails to impress. Just make sure lamb chops are cut well...thin cut with no fat.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      17 April 2016 at 08:51 |
      Thanks for the advice it really helps everyone using the site so thank you so much for commenting. I love this one too made it up one summer when we were in France and I was in desperate need of some spice (good job I take my spice tin with me!). Thanks for trying it Hari


  • John


    24 January 2016 at 12:37 |
    Lovely looking recipe but cumin is mentioned in the method, though not listed in the ingredients.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      24 January 2016 at 22:14 |
      Hi John Many thanks this has been fixed now. Thanks very much - Hope you like the dish. Hari


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