Lamb Chops and a Winner

Easy to cook and full of flavor, lamb chops are one of my favorite meats to prepare whenever I am hosting a party. Even kids love to nibble them, and adults will not be able to resist.

I prefer rib lamb chops for this recipe, and you can even bake them in the oven or grill them outdoors during summer instead of cooking on stovetop. Serve them along with a chutney, or raita and a salad on the side.

Lamb Chops


Lamb Chops – around 2 kg
Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tbsp
Canola Oil


1. Trim off any excess fat, wash the chops well, drain and pat dry. Slash the meaty side of the chops 2 or 3 times with a knife. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the chops and oil and mix well. Add the chops and rub the spice paste into the chops well. Cover with a lid and let marinate overnight.
2. The next day bring it to room temperature before you start cooking. In a wide thick bottomed non-stick frying pan at medium high heat, pour 2 tbsp oil and as soon as it warms up, add the chops in a single layer and let them sear well. Once they are browned, turn them so that they brown on the side as well. Once nicely browned, add a cup of water and cover the pan with a tight lid. Lower the heat to simmer and let cook until the meat is tender. Once the meat is tender, increase the heat, uncover the pan and cook until the water evaporates. Serve warm.

This is my second contribution to the Hyderabadi Bakr Eid Food Festival that I am hosting this month on my blog. Click on the link or the logo for more details. The logo for the event is:

Remember that the event is on and you can all send in your entries to me before December 31, 2010.


And now for what you all have been waiting for. Thank you all for participating in the giveaway. The lucky winner of the Tetley Tea giveaway is Maryam. Congratulations Maryam, I hope you enjoy the gift basket of goodies.


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17 Responses to “Lamb Chops and a Winner”

  1. A wonderful mix to flavour some lamb chops…wish I could taste this now!

  2. Mouthwatering chops, congrats to the winner..

  3. Hi Mona,

    I am a gr8 fan of your recipes. The Lamb chops are yummy & my favorite too. I am in Mississauga, pl let me know where one can buy good chops and lamb/ goat meat !! Ur reply will be appreciated

    Anjana, I buy halal meat from the market here. I think Sobeys, Costco should sell good quality lamb chops.

  4. looks delicious mashAllah! can’t wait to try it!

  5. Yay on winning!!! Cant wait to taste the exotic Tetley tea flavors …

  6. I love lamb chops! This is an interesting way to prepare them. Looks delicious.

  7. Dear Mona,
    TU for ur prompt response. Will check the places u have indicated.
    I am a ‘HYDERABADI’ too & love ur site as u hv dedicated it to ‘yummy hyderabadi food’. Keep it up.

  8. Congrats Maryam!

  9. wonderful flavors for these lamb chops! Love the addition of lemon juice.

  10. Million likes. You have created a scrumptious & inviting dish with minimal ingredients.

  11. Love the lamb chops Mona. The recipe is a winner. Simple & flvaourful…mmmm!

  12. This recipe is surprisingly simple. I must to try it out.

  13. your site is so good…..

  14. Happy New Year Mona..

  15. Asalamualaikum,

    Mona, I came across your blog yesterday. And I am stealing this recipe for a get together with my friends. I am hyderabadi too, I am in Toronto. I find it cool and I think this is the first time I came across a Hyderabadi food blogger! I am 19, and love to cook. This recipe just looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try it! May Allah bless you and thnks for sharing your recipes with us!


  16. This is so simple yet looks amazingly delicious 🙂

  17. Assalamu-alaikum Mona,
    Can you tell me the approx. time it takes to get the chops to be tender? I’ve only cooked it the American way so far(medium rare, roasted) and I would love to try the Indian way of falling apart tender. Jzk!

    WaAlaiKuMAsSalaam Nabeela, I just keep checking them every once in a while if they are tender to my desire. The time depends on the quality of meat and age of the animal.

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