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Peshawari Lamb Chops

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Indian Lamb Chops

Peshawari lamb chops

This is art! Sabir Karim’s Namaaste Kitchenfor these Indian Lamb Chops is worth a visit!


On a scale of one to ten, these Peshawari lamb chops are a perfect 10! I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for quite some time but somehow work and/or diet always got in the way.

In the end, my son took over and cooked for the family. Nice one!

The first time I tried these lamb chops at Sabir Karim’s Namaaste Kitchen in Camden I thought they were amazing.

Luckily Sabir agreed to share his recipe with us. I’m telling you, lamb chops don’t get much better than this.

You can read my review of Namaste Kitchen here if you’re interested in trying the chops made by the man himself.

Personally, I think these are the perfect lamb chops!

I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

The lamb chops do take a little time to prepare but if you have a good butcher he could probably do a lot of the work for you.

Preparation isn’t difficult though and here is what you need to do.

Lamb chops

Before and after picture


Ask your butcher for thick cut lamb chops a pictured. Trim off most of the fat so that you are left with a French cut chop as shown on the right.


French cut lamb chops

lamb chops for Peshawari chops

You could cut the chops as shown or cut the meat off right down to the bone at the end. You may also need to cut off some additional bone pieces if you have really thick cut lamb chops as I did. These are the best.

flattened lamb chops

Flattened lamb chops

Once you’ve trimmed the lamb chops, lightly pound them with a meat mallet. This helps tenderise the meat.

Now you’re ready to go to work with the marinade. Good luck. I think you’re going to love this one.

If you do, be sure to comment. Let’s let Sabir know how much we would like to try some of his other delicious recipes!

Joe Toombs with his Peshawari lamb chops

Chef Joe

Peshawari lamb chops


If you love this lamb recipe try these others:

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Yield: 3 - 4

Peshawari Lamb Chops

Peshawari Lamb Chops
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 6 large lamb chops trimmed of fat and slightly flattened
  • 4 tbsps ginger & garlic paste
  • 1½ tbsp raw papaya paste (half a raw papaya - skin on, blended with 2 tbsp mustard oil) or 1 tsp meat tenderiser
  • ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder (to taste)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tbsp fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp dry red chilli, crushed
  • ½ tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp Coleman’s mustard paste
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp mint sauce.


  1. You need to marinate the meat in two stages.
  2. First, mix the ginger paste, garlic paste and raw papaya paste (or meat tenderiser) and a pinch of salt and massage into the chops.
  3. Leave for at least 40 minutes.
  4. Then take the rest of the ingredients and mix well together to make a fine paste. Add this to the marinade and leave for an hour at least. I left mine overnight.
  5. When ready, take the chops out of the marinade and cook on a high heat in a griddle pan for a few minutes either side or on a low flame BBQ grill.
  6. Brush with olive oil or melted butter whilst on the grill. Serve with lime.

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I hope you enjoy this Peshwari lamb chops recipe. If you do try it, please leave a comment and tell me what you think. I’d love to hear from you.


Tuesday 14th of February 2023

Excellent recipe Dan!! I made lamb chops 3 times in 2 weeks in the air fryer. My family loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Dan Toombs

Saturday 18th of February 2023

Yes, this is a very popular recipe and I am glad it worked in the air fryer. Dan


Sunday 27th of March 2022

Hi Dan,

Whats the cook time for the lamb on a BBQ?


Saturday 11th of June 2022

@Dan Toombs, Hi, can you give me a recipe for the mint sauce to make at home. Also, is mustard paste just regular mustard, say what you would put on a hot dog? And can I leave the mustard paste out?

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 29th of March 2022

If it is good quality lamb it shouldn't take long at all. I like my lamb a bit pink so I would just cook it, starting with just a few minutes each side until you are happy with the colour. Thanks Dan


Sunday 6th of February 2022

This was great and is added to the collection. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Dan Toombs

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

I am really glad you liked the recipe. Thanks very much. Dan


Monday 6th of December 2021

Hi Dan what type of mint sauce did you use for this?


Friday 31st of December 2021

@Sa, hi Dan could I make this using the oven?


Monday 27th of December 2021

@Dan Toombs, would you recommend the Colman’s mint sauce or any other brand’s? Looking forward to trying this on New Year’s Day

Dan Toombs

Monday 6th of December 2021

I just use the regular mint sauce in a jar usually served with lamb Sunday dinner. Thanks Dan


Thursday 25th of November 2021

Am I right to assume that you are using dried fenugreek leaves (not seeds) in this recipe since every spice is ground up?

Dan Toombs

Thursday 25th of November 2021

Thanks for checking, yes use fenugreek leaves. Dan

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