mearl223 On October - 22 - 2009

Spicy Goan Lamb Chops

A spicy recipe for lamb chops cooked in vinegar & wine and a rich assortment of traditional Goan whole spices




PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves4





8 flat lamb ribs (bone along 1 edge/side)
4 whole red dried chilies
1/2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp red chili pwd
4 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin pwd
1 inch cinnamon stick
6 cardamoms
1 large chopped onion
6 garlic cloves
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp pepper pwd
4tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste
1 tbsp garlic ginger paste
1 tbsp vinegar
4 tbsp red wine or brandy (as per taste)
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves/ cilantro – chopped

garam masala pwd (allspice) – optional

Cooking Instructions:

1. Wash the meat & marinate with turmeric, red chili pwd, pepper pwd, cumin pwd, lime juice, garlic ginger paste & 1 tsp salt for atleast half an hour (longer is better – overnight is the best!)

2. In a pressure cooker/ thick bottom non-stick vessel, heat oil, fry onions till soft & then add chopped/ crushed garlic & fry well.

3. Toss in the whole spices – cardamon, red chilies, cinnamon, pepper corns & 1 tsp salt – fry well

4. Then add tomato puree. Fry well.

5. Add the meat & vinegar – toss well till the meat is well covered with the spices.

6. Pour 1/4 cup water in along with the alcohol & toss well. Cover and cook until meat is done (1 whistle & 20 mins in a pressure cooker; 40-45 mins otherwise). You can even grill/ bbq it.

7. Open, toss in curry leaves, garam masala pwd and cilantro, stir & simmer till dry.

8. Serve with lemon wedges & a sauce of your choice.

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