Lamb Cutlets in Moroccan Style

I have been meaning to write this post for quite some time but was caught up with a lot of stuff! My friend is visiting me for the first time and has kept me busy with all the chatting and going around 🙂

Okay coming back to today’s post, it’s December….my favorite month of the year! It’s almost time for Christmas and New Year and everyone is in a holiday mood. And there’s so much food everywhere. I was so confused the other day at the supermarket about what I should buy! It seemed to be overflowing with choices. Finally I decided to buy some lamb cutlets and make a nice meal at home 🙂

I chose to make it Moroccan style as I was in mood for some spiced up food. The recipe is pretty easy and quite safe too for first timers. It could be served as an appetizer or as a main course with flavored rice or fresh bread.

Happy Holidays!! 🙂


Preparation Time: 20 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Olive Oil – 2  tablespoons

Lamb cutlets – 4

Parsley – 1 handful, chopped (optional – for garnish)

Salt – to taste


For the marinade:

Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon

Lemon – juice of 1 lemon

Ginger – grated, 2 teaspoons

Dried Mint Leaves – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Chili powder – 1.5 teaspoons

Paprika – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon



Step 1: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with salt (to taste). Pour it on the lamb cutlets and mix well so that it is evenly spread on all sides. Keep aside and marinate it for half an hour to one hour. 



Step 2: Heat oil in a grilling pan. Place the marinated lamb cutlets on the pan ensuring they are not sticking to each other.



Step 3: Cook the cutlets well for both sides for around 15 to 20 minutes until well done.



Step 4: Garnish with Parsley leaves. Serve hot with flavored rice or fresh bread.