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Indian Tandoori Chops

No recipe image available.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.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, pepper, cilantro and cumin in blender container; puree. Add a few drops of red food coloring.
  2. Place chops in large plastic bag, add yogurt marinade, seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
  3. 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.