Spiced lamb chops with saffron yogurt

Spiced lamb chops with saffron yogurt

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Cumin, coriander and chilli powder make for spicy lamb chops in this ready-in-a-jiff main course, perfect for a dinner party. Served with a yogurt dip, laced with saffron and garlic.





  • trimmed lamb cutlets 12
  • ground cumin 1⁄2 tsp
  • ground coriander 1⁄2 tsp
  • chilli powder 1⁄2 tsp
  • lemon 1, juced
  • olive oil
  • mint leaves to serve
  • coriander leaves to serve
  • red chilli 1, to serve
  • thick greek yogurt 200g
  • saffron a good pinch, crushed
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed 


  • Step 1

    Put the yoghurt, saffron and 1⁄4 tsp of the crushed garlic in a bowl. Season with salt, mix well and chill while you make the lamb.

  • Step 2

    Put the lamb cutlets in a dish. Mix the spices with the rest of the garlic, lemon juice and 3 tbsp olive oil. Pour over the lamb and rub it in to coat. Leave for 30 minutes to marinate.

  • Step 3

    To cook the lamb, heat a BBQ or griddle pan to hot. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, then rest for a couple of minutes.

  • Step 4

    To serve, arrange the cutlets on a platter with a bowl of the yoghurt. Scatter over the herbs and chilli to finish.


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 393
  • Fat 28.1g
  • Carbs 2.8g
  • Fibre 0.1g
  • Protein 32g
  • Salt 0.3g