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Cumin Spiced Lamb Chops

This lamb dish uses earthy, pungent, hot and sweet spices commonly enjoyed in Moroccan dishes. Cumin, especially, adds a deep nutty flavour that turns smoky when grilled.

Prep time: 10 min  •  Cook Time: 10 min •  Makes: 4 servings


8 lamb loin chops
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sea salt, to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large heads of Garlic, sliced in half
bunch of thyme
olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cumin seeds with ground turmeric, paprika, coriander seeds, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt and rub the mixture into the chops, coating evenly.
  2. Place the chops and garlic on an oiled grill rack and grill, turning once, for 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.
  3. Transfer garlic and lamb chops to a platter garnish with sprigs of thyme.
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