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Chef’s Recipe : Tandoori Lamb Chops from Chef Sameer Taneja at Benares

6th Mar 2020

To start any spectacular Indian feast, take inspiration from the most popular starter at the iconic Benares Restaurant in Mayfair, London – Tandoori Lamb Chops. This champion dish has been winning over patrons since the restaurant’s star-making opening back in 2007.

Tandoori Lamb Chops – Serves 2


  • 6 x lamb cutlets


  • Dutch Red chillies and Piquillo Pepper paste
  • 20gm Ginger
  • 20gm Garlic paste
  • 15ml Oil
  • 10ml Lemon juice
  • 7gm Papaya paste
  • 15gm Roasted Gram Flour
  • 5gm Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
  • 3gm Turmeric powder
  • 3gm Salt

Combine all of the ingredients to make a paste and mix with the lamb cutlets. Marinate the lamb for at least two hours.

Cook lamb in a tandoor or oven at 200 c for 3-4 minutes (based on cutlets of 40gms). Rest the meat for 2 minutes and baste with butter and chaat masala.

An Invitation to Benares

Sample the dish first-hand dining from the a la carte menu at Benares. Dine with the Luxury Restaurant Club and members and their guests will enjoy a complimentary champagne cocktail and a 15% reduction from the total food bill, see details. Download the Luxury Restaurant Guide free app here and follow steps to join club.

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Benares, 12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS

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