Curried Mutton Chops

Chops in India are called “chaamps” or chops. We very rarely eat any kind of red meat but for an occasional calorie splurge this is a worthy recipe. These spiced mutton chops are spectacular.

It’s a really simple recipe but requires a long cooking time. If you can marinate the chops for a few hours ahead of time – it would turn out even better. This recipe makes a huge pot full of chops – you can reduce the recipe by half for a smaller amount

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Curried Mutton Chops

Serves 8 – 10Print This Recipe


2 kgs muttonchops

2 lbs onions, sliced

3 tbsp garlic and ginger paste

4 tsp coriander powder

2 tsp. turmeric powder

Pinch of asafetida

2 tsp. garam masala

2 tbsp. mustard oil

3 cups yogurt

2 tbsp. kastoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves), roasted slightly and crumbled

1 bunch cilantro, chopped



• Mix all the above ingredients together in a wok.

• Let it marinate for an hour or so ( you can skip the marination too)

• Cook the entire mixture on a medium flame for about an hour.

• Add the roasted kastoori methi and cook for about another ½ hour.

• The mixture should turn into a dryish, dark, thick curry and you should be able to see the individual pieces of chops.

• Continue to cook until you test the meat on chops and find it is tender.

• Mix in chopped cilantro.

• Adjust seasonings and serve hot.

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