Mutton Chops

mutton chops


  • 500g tender lamb, on the rib
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup East End vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp East End garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp East End ginger paste
  • 3/4 tsp East End chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp East End pepper powder
  • 1/2 East End turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp  lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp East End cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamom pod


  1. Wash and clean the lamb. Cook on low fire with salt and 1/2 cup water. Drain the mutton and reserve a cup of stock.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet, add chopped onion and fry till well browned.
  3. Add garlic & ginger paste and fry to a golden colour.
  4. Mix chilli powder and turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste and add to the fried ingredients. Fry well.
  5. Add the meat and brown well.
  6. Pour in the stock and lime juice, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Make a powder of cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom pods.
  8. When the gravy thickens remove from heat. Serve hot.