Grilled Lamb Chops with Garam Masala

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Garam masala -- a blend of Indian spices -- gives these succulent lamb chops a lovely flavor and aroma.


  • 2 teaspoons garam masala

  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 4 lamb shoulder chops (each 6 to 7 ounces and ¾ inches thick)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Cilantro sprigs, for garnish


  1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. In a bowl, combine garam masala, salt, and pepper. Place lamb chops on a baking sheet or platter, and drizzle with oil; rub chops to coat evenly all over. Sprinkle tops of chops with half the spice mixture, and gently rub onto meat. Turn chops over; repeat with remaining spice mixture.

  2. Grill chops until they reach desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro.

Cook's Notes

Garam masala is an Indian spice blend available in specialty stores and some supermarkets. To make your own, mix together 1/2 teaspoon each of ground pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and coriander, along with a generous pinch of cloves.

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