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.

Benares for recipe-min

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

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