Tandoor-cooked Welsh lamb chops recipe

Chef Aftab Ur Rahman shares his signature dish


Want your lamb chops to have a twist? Try them the Indian way with help from the kitchen at this top Indian restaurant in the Grand Hyatt.

Chef Aftab says: ‘I chose this dish because the texture and taste complement each other and the mild smoky flavour makes it memorable.’

The recipe

(Serves two)
• 400g lamb chops
• 30g ginger garlic paste
• 20ml malt vinegar
• 5g caraway seed
• 5g salt

• 200g yoghurt
• 100ml cream
• 10g cheddar cheese
• 10g white pepper
• 5g green cardamom
• 5g black salt
• 1 tbsp roasted gram flour
• 5g garam masala
• Salt to taste


1 Put the lamb chops into a clean, dry mixing bowl and add the ginger garlic paste, malt vinegar, caraway seed and salt.
2 Let the lamb chops marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature.
3 In another mixing bowl, mix the marinade ingredients mentioned above with a whisk.
4 Put the lamb chops into the marinade and let it rest for two hours.
5 Skewer and cook in a medium-hot tandoor (or on a barbecue) until cooked to your preference.
6 Serve hot with mint chutney.

The chef

Name: Aftab Ur Rahman
Nationality: Indian

Chef Aftab has worked at Taj and Hyatt Hotels in India. He has worked at iZ at the Grand Hyatt Dubai since it opened nearly three years ago.

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