Oven Roasted Lamb Chops with Fragrant Curry Sauce

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A mouthwatering recipe for oven roasted lamb chops ( rack of lamb) with a swoon-worthy Indian Curry Sauce. For vegetarians, serve with roasted veggies or tofu! Serve it basmati rice. Perfect for a special dinner.


  • 2 racks of lamb, Frenched (2 lbs each)
  • 1 teaspoon melted ghee or olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 teaspoons garam masala
  • Indian CurrySauce
  • 1 tablespoon ghee ( or coconut oil)
  • 1 shallot- chopped
  • 3 fat garlic cloves- rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger- finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes ( about 2 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 can 13 ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry fenugreek leaves – optional, but delicious!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey
  • Garnish- cilantro, toasted fennel seeds, aleppo chili flakes


  1. Pre Heat oven to 425F
  2. Trim any excess fat, and pat lamb dry. Brush with melted ghee or olive oil. Sprinkle all sides with salt, pepper and garam masala spice blend ( or use Indan curry powder)and place on a baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Make the sauce. In a medium pot or large saute pan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic and ginger and stir until golden about 3-4 minutes. Add turmeric, fennel seed and mustard seeds and continue cooking one more minute, stirring.
  4. Add diced tomato and their juices. Continue cooking and stirring about 5 more minutes until the tomatoes break down some. Add coconut milk, fenugreek leaves, salt, and sugar.
  5. Stir, taste, adjust salt.
  6. Bring to a simmer, turn heat to low and let simmer while you bake the lamb.
  7. Place lamb in the hot oven, roast 10 minutes, flip, cook 10 more minutes, then flip once more and broil for a couple minutes if you like a crispy crust. Be careful not to burn while broiling.
  8. Remove lamb from oven. Let rest 5-10 minutes, then slice and plate or platter over top the fenugreek sauce.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro, toasted fennel seeds (optional) and chili flakes (aleppo chili is nice) if you like.
  10. NOTES: The flavorful sauce can also be served over roasted veggies or baked tofu for vegetarians.


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