A white plate topped with griddled lamb chops with a side of green chutney

Kashmiri lamb chops

  • serves 4
  • Easy

These griddled lamb chops are fantastic served with a zingy mint chutney and watermelon salad to cut through the meaty richness. This recipe comes from London's Soho restaurant, Gunpowder


Try these Kashmiri lamb chops from Soho restaurant, Gunpowder, then also check out their golda chingri, malai broccoli and saffron martini.

Recipe tip: For the green chilli and coriander paste, whizz 30g of coriander with two green chillies and 4 tbsp of water in a high-powered blender.



  • ginger paste ½ tbsp
  • garlic paste ½ tbsp
  • green chilli and coriander paste 2 tbsp, (see above)
  • papaya paste 2 tbsp
  • deggi mirch 1 tbsp
  • whole black peppercorns crushed to make 1 tbsp
  • chaat masala 1 tbsp
  • chilli oil 4 tbsp
  • mustard oil 2 tbsp
  • greek yogurt 1 tbsp
  • garam masala ½ tbsp
  • lamb rack chops 8
  • coriander to serve


  • Step 1

    Mix together the ginger and garlic pastes, the chilli and coriander paste, papaya paste and all the dry spices. Add the chilli and mustard oils, the yogurt and garam masala, then brush the marinade over the lamb chops generously. Chill for 6-8 hours to marinate.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 8. Put a frying or griddle pan over a high heat and sear the marinated lamb chops for 30 seconds on either side until lightly charred. Transfer the chops to a roasting tray and roast for 8-10 minutes for medium or 14-18 minutes for well done, depending on the size of the chops.

  • Step 3

    At Gunpowder, the chops are served alongside a watermelon and kalonji (onion seed) salad and coriander and mint chutney. Scatter with coriander and serve the chops with your favourite accompaniments.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 448
  • Fat 39.2g
  • Saturates 14.7g
  • Carbs 2.5g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Fibre 1.7g
  • Protein 20.4g
  • Salt 1.8g