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Spiced lamb chops with saffron yogurt

Spiced lamb chops with saffron yogurt

Published: April 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • A little effort
  • Serves 4

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.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal393
fat28.1g
carbs2.8g
fibre0.1g
protein32g
salt0.3g
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Try these spiced lamb chops then check out our lamb chops with mint sauce potatoes, roast rack of lamb and this lamb chop curry.

Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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.

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