Indian Lamb Chops Recipe

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Say hello to our tantalizing Indian lamb chop recipe, designed to be sizzled to perfection on your trusty grill.

Picture succulent lamb chops infused with a symphony of aromatic spices like garam masala, turmeric, and garlic, combined with tangy lemon juice and a hint of cayenne pepper for that extra kick.

A biryani without tender and flavorful mutton is missing a vital element from the enchanting symphony of aromatic spices and herbs.

While other meats may be more prevalent, mutton holds a cherished place in the hearts of biryani enthusiasts worldwide.

Whether hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a flavorful delight, these recipes promise to be a showstopper, leaving your guests in awe and your taste buds dancing with joy.

Indian Lamb Chops Recipe With Garam Masala

Here is an easy recipe for Indian lamp chops.

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Required ingredients

  • Six lamb chops
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Garam masala
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemon juice
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt


  1. Start by making your marinade. The marinade will not only add a burst of taste but also help tenderize the lamb chops.
    Lamb Chop Marinade
  • Mix in a bowl the marinade ingredients: Greek yogurt, garam masala (delicious Indian spice mixture), turmeric, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  • Stir well until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Place the lamb chops in a gallon freezer bag and pour the marinade over them.
  • Seal the bag and gently move the chops inside to ensure they are evenly coated with the marinade.
  • Refrigerate the bag with the marinating chops for 30 minutes or more to marinate intensely.

Lamb Chops on the Grill


  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take the marinated lamb chops out of the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Grill the lamb chops by placing them on the preheated griddle pan.
  • Cook each side for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to overcook the lamb. To ensure precise cooking, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lamb chops.
  • Some people prefer medium-rare Indian lamb chops because they prefer tender meat. Ask your guests if they have other tastes so you can adjust their cooking.
  • Serve the Indian lamb chops recipe while still hot.

Lamb Chops in the Oven
Another option if you don’t have a grill, make the Indian lamb chops in the oven. The cooked lamb will turn out delicious.

  • Prepare your oven in high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Take the marinated chops out of the fridge and set aside.
  • Use a large baking tray and add a little oil to it. You can also add some garlic cloves to the tray.
  • Put the Indian lamb chops on the tray and cover entirely with aluminum foil.
  • Leave to roast the lamb chops in the oven until fully cooked, and serve.

Indian Lamb Chops on Tawa

The Indian tawa is a shallow pan widely used for cooking a variety of Indian flatbreads like rotis, parathas, chapatis, and dosas.

This versatile culinary gem is unique in every Indian kitchen owing to its multifunctional nature.

Not only does it create perfect flatbreads, but it also comes in handy for frying fish and meats to perfection.

With its nearly flat and slightly concave surface, the Indian Tawa ensures even heat distribution, allowing flawless creations.

  • For the perfect lamb chops, set your tawa to medium heat, add a small amount of oil, and then place the chops on it.
  • Cook them gently, regularly turning them in between, until they become soft, tender, and succulent.

Mastering Grilled Lamb Chops: Essential Tips for Perfection

You don’t want to overcook your lamb loin chops, so aim for an internal temperature of around 145 degrees F. That’s medium-rare, and it keeps the meat nice and tender.

If you like it even rarer, try for 130 degrees F. A meat thermometer will help you ensure your meat is cooked just right!

Use lamb rib chops, also called rack or lollipop chops, have a unique structure. They consist of a single loin muscle and an exposed rib bone.

Another fantastic option is lamb loin chops, resembling a lamb T-bone steak or short loin chop. These chops are ideal for grilling, as their thicker cut can withstand direct heat admirably.

Delectable Accompaniments for Indian Lamb Chops

For a delightful family dinner, cook lamb chops with mashed potatoes, hot honey-roasted carrots, onion, or crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts.

Tender lamb chops can also be complemented by potato salad or by wrapping a peeled onion in aluminum foil and grilling it.

Enhance the experience by serving them alongside refreshing salads, creamy raita, and delectable Indian bread.

Toss up a vibrant kachumber salad with a medley of tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers, adding freshness to each bite.

Indian Mutton Chops Recipe

Cook time: 40 minutes

Required ingredients

  • 750 grams of mutton chops
  • Greek yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamom, turmeric, and cinnamon
  • Garam masala
  • Three sliced onions
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Ginger-garlic paste
  • Green or red chilies
  • Lemon juice
  • Tomato puree
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a non-stick pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the cloves, peppercorns, green cardamoms, and cinnamon to the pan.
  2. Sauté them well until the aromas infuse the oil.
  3. Add the sliced onions to the pan, and mix them with the spices. Sauté the onions until they turn translucent.
  4. Introduce the mutton chops into the pan, and give everything a good mix.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste, thoroughly combining it with the mutton and onions.
  6. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. Mix the (optional) green chilies with the mutton and cover the pan.
  8. Let the mixture cook for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse into the mutton.
  9. After the mutton is tender, add turmeric powder, chili powder, and lemon juice. Give everything a thorough mix, ensuring the spices coat the mutton evenly.
  10. Then, add the tomato puree, stirring well to combine it with the mutton. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  11. Finally, add the garam masala powder and salt. Add the chopped mint leaves and yogurt, stirring them into the mutton.
  12. Continue cooking until the mutton is thoroughly done, and the gravy has thickened.

Are lamb and mutton the same?

Lamb is distinctly characterized as ‘the meat from a young sheep’ while mutton defines as ‘meat derived from a fully grown sheep.’

These precise distinctions ensure clarity when discussing the different forms of sheep meat in culinary contexts.

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