Indian Grilled Lamb with Fresh Mango Chutney


Serves 4

Ready in 30 minutes


3 bone lamb loin chop              1.2Kg  


Ground Green Cardamom         ¼ tsp

Ground Cumin                          ¼ tsp                           

Ground nutmeg                        ¼ tsp

Medium Onion, minced            1                                 

Garlic Paste                              1tsp

Ginger paste                             1tsp                             

Ground Black Pepper                ¼ tsp

Natural Plain Yoghurt                ½ cup

Fresh Mango Chutney

Medium, ripe Mango, diced      1                                 

Fresh lemon, juiced                  2 tbsp

Roughly Chopped Cilantro        1 tsp                            

Ginger Paste                             ¼ tsp

Minced Jalapeno                      to taste                        

Salt                                           To Taste

Ground Black Pepper                To taste



Ask your butcher to prepare 4 X 3 bone lamb loin chops (± 300g each).  These will be cut to order.  You may ask your butcher to French trim them for you if you like. 

Prepare the marinade

Combine all the  Marinade ingredients together and mix well.

Rub all over the lamb loin chops and let marinade for at least 2 hours.  Overnight will be best.

Pre heat a grill or griddle pan or Braai to high heat

Pre heat oven to 200°C

Remove the lamb from the marinade and place on a heated grill or griddle pan.  Make sure you have a lot of ventilation as the yoghurt marinade will cause a lot of smoke. 

Grill the lamb loin chops 3 – 6 minutes on each side until well browned – on all sides. 

Place the racks of lamb in an oven proof roasting dish and in the pre-heated oven for a further 10 minutes for rare and 15 minutes for medium.  Remove from the oven and let rest in a warm place for 10 minutes before serving.  Remember, the meat will continue to cook once removed from the oven.

For the fresh mango chutney.

Cut the mango into 5mm X 5mm cubes.

Add the rest of the ingredients and combine gently. Try not to mash the mango.

Serve with the Grilled Lamb loin chops.

Image: Rachel Ray. 

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