Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Tandoori-Style Lamb Chops

(serves 4)

Looking for a spicy, unforgettable way to cook lamb chops? Look no further! And for desert make something to put this delicious gluten-free chocolate frosting on!


1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp Garlic-Ginger Paste (see below)

2 ½ tbsp Curry Spice (see below)

1 tsp salt

1 c plain low-fat dairy-free yogurt substitute

¼ c fresh cilantro, chopped

8 lamb chops, preferably loin or rib, about 6 oz. each, fat trimmed




1. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add Garlic-Ginger Paste and cook for 1 minute. Add Curry Spice and salt and cook for another minute.


2. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in dairy-free yogurt and cilantro. Add lamb chops, spreading yogurt mixture to coat all sides. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 8-12 hours.


3. Fire up a charcoal grill or heat a stovetop grill over medium-high heat. If broiling, heat broiler to 450 degrees, placing rack 3-4 inches from heat.


4. Remove chops from marinade. Grill or broil, basting often with marinade, 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, adding 2-3 minutes each side medium-done.


Garlic-Ginger Paste



1 head garlic, gloves separated and peeled

1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

A touch of water and lemon juice



1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

2. Scoop into plastic snack bags to store, or freeze in ice-cube trays in handy tbsp-sized portions.


Curry Spice


3 tbsp ground coriander

2 tbsp ground GF cumin

1 tbsp GF garam masala

1 tbsp ground GF turmeric

1//4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper




Mix all spices together, adjusting the amounts to get the right flavor and heat you’re looking for.

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2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Tandoori-Style Lamb Chops

  1. Thanks for this recipe! I just started cooking with lamb and have been looking for the right mixture of spices for lamb chops. I look forward to making this particular recipe and I’ll share with you and your readers how it comes out!

  2. Yummy-looking! I am not usually a big fan of lamb, but these seem very flavorful so I’m going to give this recipe a try!

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