Tandoori Lamb Cutlets

This is one not to miss! These tandoori spiced lamb cutlets are bursting with flavour and with an accompanying fresh and vibrant chopped kachumber salad, you’ll have a quick and easy midweek meal. If you’re fed up with the same old dinners this is the perfect dish to spice things up.

Cooking Method

  1. Combine the garlic and ginger pastes, yogurt, spices, and lemon juice with a bit of seasoning in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add the lamb cutlets and mix really well again, then cover and chill for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  3. Take the lamb out of the fridge 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook them.
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the kachumber salad together with some seasoning.
  5. Heat a barbecue or griddle pan to hot. Scrape off the marinade from the lamb and season.
  6. Grill the cutlets for 1-2 minutes on each side until suitably charred. Leave to rest on a plate for 5 minutes then serve with lemon wedges for squeezing, the kachumber, roti or naan, and a bit of seasoned yogurt.

The Ingredients

  • 6 lamb chops
  • 2 tsp of garlic paste
  • 2 tsp of ginger paste
  • 100g of Greek yogurt (plus extra to serve)
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 2 tsp of garam masala
  • 1 tsp of mild chilli powder
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • Lemon wedges (to serve)
  • 1 roti or naan (to serve)

For the kachumber

  • 2 chopped, ripe tomatoes
  • ½ chopped cucumber
  • ½ finely chopped onion
  • 1 deseeded and finely chopped green chilli
  • ½ small bunch of coriander, chopped

What to serve with tandoori lamb cutlets

With warm tandoori spices you can’t go wrong with a nice fresh salad and a fresh naan bread like we’ve used in this recipe. However, there are some other equally delicious sides that go really well with tandoori lamb cutlets including:

  • Spiced or curried potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Pulao or fried rice

Frequently Asked Questions

Lamb is a hearty meat that, depending on the recipe, can go nicely with a wide range of sides. Some examples include lemon garlic roasted asparagus, peas with pancetta, zesty spring greens, herby roasted potatoes, roasted butternut squash with garlic and parsley, and more.

Lamb and mint sauce are a well-known and beloved combination of flavours, but there are other herbs and spices that go nicely with lamb such as rosemary, oregano, basil, sage, and thyme.

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