Lamb Chump Chops with Yoghurt and Mint

Recipe taken from Nigel Slater's Fast Food


4 chump chops, 2cm thick, weighing 400g in total
6 tbsps thick, natural plain yoghurt
2 plump cloves of garlic, peeled
a small handful of fresh mint leaves
1 tsp each of ground cumin and ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp each of salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Mix all the ingredients except the lamb in the blender or by hand.
  • Heat the grill to very hot.
  • Slather the spiced yoghurt over both sides of the lamb and grill till firm and slightly charred at the edges. The lamb should be pink in the middle, about 4 minutes on each side.


  • Serve with a cucumber salad dressed with white wine vinegar and chopped fresh dill; fragrant brown basmati rice; grilled potatoes.