Indulge in the sumptuous and robust flavors of lamb chops that never fail to captivate the palate. If you've ever explored the non-vegetarian offerings at an Indian restaurant, the varied selection of lamb chops, from tandoori styles to curries, would have undoubtedly caught your eye.
Among the favorites is the well-known Rogan Josh, featuring slow-cooked, nicely marbled lamb shoulder that undergoes a leisurely stewing process lasting up to 2 hours.
In this recipe, we take a delightful twist by incorporating the DHOL Shahi Paneer kit with lamb chops. I love the rich, earthy and robust notes it brings to the flavor. Fear not if you prefer alternative cuts – bone-in lamb shoulder, leg, or shanks can seamlessly replace the chops.
Navigating the world of lamb cuts adds a layer of culinary finesse, and the cooking time becomes your trusty compass. Take the lamb shoulder, for instance – when diced into stew-like meat, its slight toughness demands a longer stint in the kitchen to achieve that melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Embrace the challenge, and the rewards will be worth the wait.
Now, onto the realm of gamey cuts – some may shy away, but if you revel in the bold flavors, why not dive right in? It's all about personal taste, and with lamb, there's a cut to suit every palate. Let your culinary curiosity lead the way and savor the adventure!
A signature touch in many of my savory recipes is the inclusion of ghee and oil. Ghee, a clarified and browned butter, imparts a uniquely rich flavor to Indian dishes, setting them apart. Feel free to adapt with oils and other vegan-friendly alternatives to suit your preferences and dietary needs. Let's embark on a culinary journey where the exquisite taste of lamb chops meets the aromatic blend of DHOL Shahi Paneer, creating a dish that's both comforting and indulgent.
What I used:
DHOL Shahi Paneer kit (Ingredients are on the pack)
Frenched rack of lambs (about 2lbs)
I closely adhered to the DHOL Shahi Paneer recipe, making only minor adjustments. Following the addition of Spice Mix 1 to the pan and thorough mixing, I introduced the lamb chops, allowing them to sear for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. Afterward, I temporarily set them aside.
Continuing with the step-by-step instructions, I incorporated the previously prepared puree into the pan. As the cooking process unfolded, I strategically reintroduced the lamb chops toward the end to ensure they were perfectly cooked without the risk of overcooking. This approach allowed each component to harmonize, resulting in a delectable dish with well-balanced flavors.