This recipe appears in:Beyond Curry: Crispy Indian-Style Simmered Goat or Lamb Chops
Note: Lamb chops can be used in place of goat.
About the author: Denise Dsilva Sankhe is a writer & creative director by profession. But that's only when she isn't eating her way across India. She recreates this delicious cuisine in her Mumbai home, which she shares with her husband, who has long since given up his determination to have salads for dinner.
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- 2 pounds goat or lamb chops, cut into individual chops
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 4 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided)
- 1 medium onion finely sliced (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 4 cloves garlic finely chopped (about 4 teaspoons)
- 1 inch piece ginger finely chopped
- 3 green Serrano peppers slit lengthwise
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 recipe green chutney
Season chops generously with salt, pepper, and turmeric. Set aside. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, garlic, ginger, and Serrano peppers and cook, stirring often, untill fragrant and softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add the whole peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaf and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes longer. Add the goat and cook in the spice mixture until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Place egg and breadcrumbs in two separate shallow bowls. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil a large non-stick skillet on medium heat until shimmering. Dip the entire chop in the beaten egg and dredge in the breadcrumbs. Fit as many as can fit into an even layer in the skillet and fry, turning over once, until the crumbs are golden brown and crisp. Serve hot with green chutney.