Aromatic Lamb Cutlets Aromatic Lamb Cutlets

Aromatic Lamb Cutlets

This is a great mid-week recipe that uses lamb cutlets or chops and a prepared tikka or Tandoori paste for extra speed, then served with a refreshing cucumber, coriander and yogurt raita.

prep time
5 mins

cook time
15 minutes

4 people


  • 8 lean lamb cutlets or chops
  • 4 tablespoons prepared tikka or tandoori paste
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • For the Cucumber, Coriander and Yogurt Raita:

  • 1 x 200g tub natural or Greek yogurt
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • 1 small handful freshly chopped coriander


  1. Place the lamb on a shallow dish. Mix together the tandoori paste and garlic. Brush the mixture over the meat on both sides. Cover and marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the raita; in a small bowl mix together all the ingredients and set aside.
  3. Brush off any excess paste from the chops and cook on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 4-6 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve the chops with plain basmati rice, poppadoms, the raita and mango chutney.


For a more intense flavour marinate the meat for as long as time allows.