Indian Tandoori Chops
Combinations of sweet and hot spices flavor typical Indian dishes. This recipe gives the taste and red-orange tint of a tandoor oven to these grilled chops. Serve with Yellow Rice, fresh grapes and warm flatbread.
4 boneless pork chops, 1 1/2-inch thick
1 (8-ounce) plain yogurt
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 tablespoon grated gingerroot
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Red food coloring
- Combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, pepper, cilantro and cumin in blender container; puree. Add a few drops of red food coloring.
- Place chops in large plastic bag, add yogurt marinade, seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove chops from marinade (discard remaining marinade) and grill over medium-hot fire; grill chops for 15 minutes, turning once, until chops are just done.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.