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A fragrant recipe of lamb cutlets with green masala marinade.


  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed

  • 8 cardamom pods seeded

  • sea salt

  • 1 cup coriander leaf

  • 1 cup Mint leaf

  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric

  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala

  • 2 Lemons

  • 2 tablespoons heaped Plain Yoghurt

  • 6 Lamb Cutlets

  • 1 large vine ripened Tomato

  • red wine vinegar

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 1.

    Toast the fennel, coriander and cardamom until fragrant.

  • 2.

    Add a pinch of salt and grind the spices until fine in a mortar and pestle.

  • 3.

    Place the spices aside.

  • 4.

    In the mortar and pestle, pound the coriander and mint leaves with a pinch of salt.

  • 5.

    Add the chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, toasted spices, a further pinch of salt, the juice of 1 lemon and the yoghurt.

  • 6.

    Mix well and marinate the cutlets in the spiced yoghurt mixture for 2 hours.

  • 7.

    Heat a little oil in a non stick pan.

  • 8.

    Add the cutlets and cook for about 5 minutes.

  • 9.

    Turn and cook 4 minutes on the other side.

  • 10.

    Rest the cutlets for 4 minutes.

  • 11.

    Slice the tomato and splash with red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

  • 12.

    Arrange on a plate.

  • 13.

    Slice the lamb and serve it over the tomato with a slice of lemon, salt and pepper.

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Posted by MichaelReport
It's one of my favourite BBQ recipes. I don't debone the cutlets though; chewing on the handle that is the bone is one of the best bits.
Works well with just one fresh herb, or combinations like parsley & mint.
Posted by WG11Report
Tried this last night. Absolutely beautiful!
Posted by MichelleReport
Did the cutlets turn into fillets?
Posted by BojanaReport
Nice n Spicy & I love lamb, that'll be on my list tomorrow.
Posted by Report
Great recipe, have done it 3 times now....a winner
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Posted by KirkReport
well picked 'Chelle!

love Neil