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Lamb Chops Curry

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Combine lamb curry with lamb chops and you get this delicious lamb chops curry recipe. Succulent, tender pieces of lamb coated in authentic spicy masala gravy. Serve with chapatti or naan bread for a real treat!
Lamb Chops Curry

The enchanting world of curries! Picture yourself transported to the bustling streets of South East Asia, where the aroma of exotic spices and sizzling pots fills the air. In this culinary journey, we invite you to explore a tantalising recipe that marries British charm with Indian flair – the lamb chops curry.

This delightful concoction will leave your taste buds dancing a merry jig, and the best part? You’ll be whipping up this gastronomic masterpiece in the comfort of your own kitchen. So, grab your apron, and let’s embark on this culinary adventure together!

This lamb chops curry is a twist on the traditional lamb karahi recipe. Lamb chops are cooked in a fragrant spicy masala to make them soft and tender. This spicy lamb curry is infused with traditional Indian spices and has a thick yet rich gravy sauce.

The succulent and juicy lamb chops with the flavourful sauce are the perfect accompaniment alongside boiled basmati rice. You can even serve with homemade garlic naan. You will not regret making this lamb curry recipe!

Combine lamb karahi with spicy lamb chops and you get this delicious lamb chops curry recipe. Succulent, tender pieces of lamb coated in authentic spicy masala gravy. Serve with chapatti or naan bread for a real treat!

The Lamb and Its Marinade

Let’s embark on our culinary journey by dissecting the very essence of our lamb chops curry – the lamb and its enchanting marinade.

Lamb Chops: At the heart of this curry lies the lamb, specifically lamb chops. Picture, if you will, these succulent cuts of meat, tender and juicy, ready to absorb every nuance of the marinade’s flavour. Lamb chops are the stars of our show, providing a delightful meatiness that pairs exquisitely with the rich spices we’re about to introduce.

Marinade Magic: If the lamb chops are the leading actors, then the marinade is the director, guiding them towards culinary stardom. This marinade is a tapestry of flavours, a palette of spices, and a blend of ingredients that work in harmonious unity. Let’s break down the ensemble:

  • Yoghurt: The yoghurt serves as the foundation for the marinade. Its creamy, tangy nature not only imparts a gentle acidity but also acts as a tenderiser. It embraces the lamb chops in a comforting, velvety hug, ensuring they remain moist and succulent during cooking.
  • Lemon Juice: Zesty and bright, lemon juice brings a refreshing contrast to the richness of the lamb. Its acidity cuts through the meat’s natural richness, leaving your palate awakened and eager for more.
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder: The subtle heat of Kashmiri chilli powder is an exquisite choice. It adds a mild kick without overwhelming the other spices, allowing the lamb’s natural sweetness to shine through.
  • Turmeric Powder: Turmeric, known for its vibrant colour and earthy flavour, infuses the marinade with an aromatic depth. It’s not just a feast for the eyes; it also contributes a warm, earthy undertone that elevates the dish.
  • Garam Masala: This spice blend is the cornerstone of Indian cuisine, and it imparts a complex, warming flavour profile. Garam masala adds depth, warmth, and an irresistible aroma to the marinade, turning the lamb into a fragrant masterpiece.
  • Cumin and Coriander Powder: These two spices form a dynamic duo in our marinade. Cumin lends its earthy, nutty notes, while coriander provides a citrusy, floral brightness. Together, they create a symphony of flavour that dances on your palate.

As you mix these ingredients together, a tantalising paste takes shape. This paste becomes the elixir of our curry, one that the lamb chops will bathe in, absorbing each element’s unique charm. Together, they create a culinary masterpiece that transcends borders, merging British sophistication with Indian spice.

With your lamb chops immersed in this marinade, set them aside to absorb the flavours while you prepare the stage for the rest of our curry. The magic has just begun, and you’re already well on your way to creating a dish that will leave you and your guests craving more.

Crafting the Curry

Now that we’ve set the stage with our tantalising lamb chops and their aromatic marinade, it’s time to dive into the art of crafting the lamb curry. This section unveils the magic that unfolds when the lamb meets its culinary counterpart, the rich and fragrant curry base.

Oil and Aromatic Spices: As we embark on this culinary adventure, a generous amount of oil takes center stage in a hot pan. Imagine the sizzle as the oil heats up, and then, like a seasoned conductor, we introduce a symphony of spices: garlic, ginger, peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaves. Each spice plays a crucial role in building the foundation of our curry:

  • Garlic and Ginger: The aromatic duo of garlic and ginger introduces a heady fragrance that permeates your kitchen, foreshadowing the delightful feast to come. They infuse the oil with their pungent and warm notes, creating a fragrant canvas upon which we’ll paint our culinary masterpiece.
  • Peppercorns: These tiny black spheres of fiery heat lend a gentle kick to the curry. Their spiciness is a subtle reminder that this dish is not only about richness but also about complexity.
  • Cloves: Cloves bring a touch of sweetness and a hint of earthiness to the mix. Their warm, comforting aroma mirrors the cozy ambiance of a traditional British kitchen.
  • Bay Leaves: Bay leaves add a leafy, herbal note that enhances the overall bouquet of aromas. They contribute a layer of depth and complexity that elevates our curry from good to exceptional.

Onion Alchemy: As our aromatic spices sauté and blend their essence into the oil, we introduce the next protagonist: finely sliced onions. This is where the true alchemy begins. The onions, sprinkled with a pinch of salt, enter the scene, and the salt plays a vital role. It acts as a culinary wizard, coaxing moisture from the onions, which helps them soften and caramelize evenly without any risk of burning. Picture the onions’ transformation from raw and pungent to a luscious, golden hue – a testimony to the patience and precision of your culinary craft.

Tomato Tango: Just as the onions have reached their golden zenith, it’s time to add another layer of complexity – the tomatoes. These ruby-red orbs bring a burst of acidity and a luscious texture to the curry. Their gentle simmering marries harmoniously with the lamb’s richness, creating a symphony of flavours that dance on your palate.

At this stage, the stage is set, the actors are in place, and the audience (your taste buds) eagerly anticipates the grand performance. The aromas that have been building up in your kitchen are nothing short of mesmerizing, a blend of British charm and Indian vibrancy, beautifully united in this curry’s creation.

The stage is now yours to masterfully craft this lamb chops curry, a culinary masterpiece that transcends borders, weaving together the best of both worlds. As you proceed with the recipe, remember that patience is your ally, and the rewards are well worth the effort. The curry is coming to life, and soon, it will be ready to grace your table, leaving your guests in awe of your culinary prowess.

Serving Suggestions

As you bring your lamb chops curry to the table, you’ll want to ensure it’s presented in a manner that befits its regal flavours and rich history. And of course, the perfect pairing will elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Imagine a pristine white plate adorned with a steaming mound of fragrant Basmati rice, its grains glistening like pearls in the soft candlelight. Or perhaps, you opt for the tear-and-share camaraderie of buttery naan bread, warm from the oven and wrapped in a linen cloth.

Now, gently ladle your lamb chops curry over this canvas of your choice, allowing the vibrant, aromatic sauce to cascade gracefully. The contrast of colours and textures is not just a feast for the palate but a visual spectacle as well.

To add the final flourish, sprinkle a generous handful of fresh coriander leaves over your masterpiece. The vivid green of the coriander serves as a nod to the lushness of Indian fields and adds a refreshing contrast to the rich, earthy tones of the curry. It’s not just a garnish; it’s a burst of life on your plate.

Check Out My Other Recipes!

We’ve embarked on a flavourful adventure with our mouthwatering lamb chops curry, but let’s not stop here. There’s a whole lamb-infused universe awaiting your culinary curiosity. So, put on your apron and join us as we venture into the realm of delectable lamb recipes, each with its unique twist and character.

Feeling a bit daring? It’s time to crank up the heat with spicy lamb chops. This dish is not for the faint of heart but rewards the brave with an explosion of flavors that dance on your taste buds. The fiery spices will leave you yearning for more, and the tender lamb chops will soothe the flames.

For those who appreciate the classic lamb curry beckons. This timeless dish offers the perfect blend of spices, herbs, and tender lamb chunks simmered to perfection in a luscious gravy. It’s comfort food at its finest, guaranteed to warm your heart and stomach.

If you’re looking for a dish with a rich and robust character bhuna gosht is your go-to choice. This slow-cooked masterpiece intensifies the flavors, as the lamb absorbs the spices and aromatics, creating a deep, aromatic experience that’s nothing short of divine.

Now, dear epicurean explorer, it’s your turn to take the reins and embark on this culinary journey. Try out these recipes, experiment with ingredients, and make them your own. Don’t forget to rate the recipes and share your thoughts in the comments section. Your feedback is the spice that makes the culinary world go round, and it helps fellow food enthusiasts discover their next favorite dish.

Lamb Chops Curry

Combine lamb curry with lamb chops and you get this delicious lamb chops curry recipe. Succulent, tender pieces of lamb coated in authentic spicy masala gravy. Serve with chapatti or naan bread for a real treat!
5 from 4 votes
Sadia Halimah Aziz
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 542kcal



  • 1 kg Lamb Chops
  • 100 g Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder


  • 100 ml Oil
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Onions finely sliced
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1- inch Ginger
  • 4 Tomatoes chopped
  • 100 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Fengreek dried
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds crushed
  • Coriander


  • In a large bowl add all the marinade ingredients, except the lamb chops, and mix until a thick and smooth paste forms
  • Add the lamb chops and coat evenly with the marinade then set aside
  • In a pan heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the finely chopped garlic cloves, crushed ginger, black peppercorns, cloves and bay leaves then sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the finely diced onions and the salt then cook for 4-5 minutes until the onions are slightly softened – adding the salt with the onions helps to bring the moisture out of the onion to allow them to cook down and brown more evenly without burning the onions
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the marinated lamb chops and cook for 6-8 minutes
  • Add the water then cover and cook for 45 minutes on medium heat until lamb chops are tender
  • Add the dried fenugreek leaves, green chillies and coriander then cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the crushed cumin seeds and cook for 1-2 minutes – crush the cumin seeds just before adding to the pan as this will ensure maximum aroma and taste
  • Your lamb chops curry is ready!



Calories: 542kcal
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Farrukh Haroon
Farrukh Haroon
11 months ago

5 stars
I’ve used it, I’m midway through cooking and the aroma from the blend of spices smells amazing.

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