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Curried Lamb Chops with Raita

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 30 min.
Spoon cool, creamy yogurt sauce over curried lamb chops for a refreshing dinner.


  • 8 lamb loin chops, 1-inch thick, trimmed (about 4 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom, ground
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, ground
  • Raita1 8 oz cup plain, non-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp lemon peel, grated (garnish)


  • Lamb ChopsArrange lamb chops in a glass baking dish.
  • In bowl, combine lemon juice, onion, oil, curry powder, lemon pepper, cumin, cardamom, and ginger; mix well.
  • Pour marinade over lamb; cover and refrigerate. Marinate 6 to 24 hours; turn occasionally.
  • Broil 4 inches from heat source, 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Serve with Raita.
  • RaitaCombine yogurt, cucumber, mint, garlic, and curry powder; mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate 6 to 24 hours to allow flavors to blend. Garnish with 1 tsp grated lemon peel

Nutrition Facts

Calories 208
  Calories from Fat 76 (37%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(28%)Cholesterol 83mg
(4%)Sodium 103mg
(15%)Potassium 538mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(55%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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