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Lamb chops in a curry marinade

Apr 30, 2024 | Mains, Meat


Lamb chops in a curry marinade

Serves 6

Recipe developed for AMC Cookware.

In South Africa, we love to braai! Having a delicious, homemade marinade on than, makes it even better. You will know by now, that I always say: ‘homemade is best’. When you make your own marinade, you know exactly what is in it, as shop-bought options often contain more sugar, salt or unnatural preservatives, than you may realise. This curry marinade is so easy to prepare and is as tasty on chicken, pork or beef and even veggies. Or prepare delicious sosaties (kebabs) with this marinade, whether with meat or veggies, it will be gooood!


15 ml (1 tbsp) cumin seeds

15 ml (1 tbsp) coriander seeds, lightly crushed

5 ml (1 tsp) fennel seeds

45 ml (3 tbsp) mild curry powder

2,5 ml (½ tsp) ground turmeric

60 ml (¼ cup) apricot jam or honey

2 small cloves garlic, crushed

45 ml (3 tbsp) finely grated fresh ginger

180 ml (¾ cup) strong Rooibos

45 ml (3 tbsp) apple cider vinegar

juice and finely grated rind of one large lemon

8-12 (about 1,5 kg) lamb chops

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a small saucepan (AMC 20 cm Gourmet Low) over a medium temperature.
  2. Dry fry the seeds until aromatic, tossing regularly, but take care as the seeds can burn easily. Remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the rest of the ingredients except the chops, salt and pepper, together in a large bowl until well blended. Add to the seeds in the warm unit and heat gently over a medium temperature to bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  4. Simmer without the lid for 8-10 minutes. Pour into a large bowl and allow to cool down completely. 
  5. Spoon a third of the marinade into a marinating bowl (or an AMC 24 cm Dome), pack a layer of chops on top and pour more marinade over. Repeat with the remaining chops and marinade. Make sure the chops are well coated with the marinade. Cover with a lid or cling wrap and marinate for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  6. Braai chops over medium coals to your preference and season to taste while they braai. Serve with your favourite braai sides and salads.

Image: Hein van Tonder.
Courtesy of AMC Cookware.

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