Herb Goat Chops with Mint Yogurt Sauce

5 Jun

Goat meat is my newest favorite red meat as it is much leaner than Beef. I really enjoyed my doubled cooked ribs and I hope you do too πŸ™‚ . I must warn you that if you follow culinary cooking instructions like Food Network Chopped, then I fail πŸ˜‰ .

goat-meat-recipe-mint-grilled-chops-ribs-lamb-chopsAs you know Indian cooking does not have rare or medium-rare in the meat cooking vocabulary. We cook our meats so much that having any meat bacteria is almost a 0% possibility. All meats in India are chewy. My mama’s reasoning…. the animals were made to work first before they were killed (Sorry my dear vegetarian and vegan friends. Not so nice conversation ). So there you go, I love chewy dry meats πŸ™‚ .

 goat-meat-recipe-mint-grilled-curry-indianYou can use this marinade for any meats, paneer and firm tofu. To make a nice roast or for grilling. My choice to add mint is that it goes well with goat or lamb.

goat-meat-recipe-mint-grilled-cast-iron-lamb-chops-greek-mint-yogurtServing Size: 6-8


2 lbs of goat chops

4-5 springs of mint

1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro

6 garlic cloves

1″ ginger

1-2 jalapeno

1 juice of lemon

salt to taste


Wash the meat and pat dry with a paper towel.

Grind the mint, cilantro, ginger, garlic, lemon,jalapeno to a paste.

Apply the marinade, season with salt and let stand in the refrigerator for at least 45-60 minutes. It is much flavorful if kept overnight.

Either grill the meat if you like.

Or you can double cook by braising it first and then giving the meat a quick char.

In a pot, braise the goat chops with 3/4 cup water for 40-45 minutes. Then on a lightly coated cast iron pan char the goat chops for 2 minutes on each side.

Enjoy with some good ole mash or as an appetizer with some mint yogurt dipping sauce.


Mint Yogurt Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup yogurt

2-3 sprigs mint

1 jalapeno (optional)

2 tbsp of lemon juice

salt to taste

* Blend well the above ingredients and Voila!.


Store well in the refrigerator for couple of days.

Enjoy as a healthy salad dressing.


78 Responses to “Herb Goat Chops with Mint Yogurt Sauce”

  1. youthfoodblog June 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

    Very refreshing.

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

      I totally agree πŸ™‚

  2. Jim June 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm #


    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

      Thanks Much Jim πŸ™‚

      • Jim June 5, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

        you are welcome πŸ˜‰

  3. Mr. Militant Negro June 5, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog Juessepi. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  4. sarahjmir June 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    another delicious looking dish!

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Thank You so much Sarah. You have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  5. Guidance Fitness Personal Training LLC June 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    I thoroughly enjoy Goat. Cooked up with some onion and potato and then eaten in a tortilla or with Naan.

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

      That is so awesome. You recipe sounds delicious πŸ™‚ .

  6. urbanmonique June 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    Oh, heck yeah!

  7. therfpscribe June 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    OMG yum!!!

    • Nandini June 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

      Thank You much πŸ™‚

  8. Seemana June 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    Looks Yummy

  9. Stanley Rodrigeezer June 6, 2015 at 12:32 am #

    Heya Nandini

    This has got to be another of Your HIT Herb goat chops with mint yogurt sauce looks PHENOMENAL. The mussus normally prepares a goat xacuti, which the whole family enjoys. I remember Me late mum would never buy goat meat in Goa because She said all You get is bones. I think She had a point there. Here in England, We get Our supply from Arab butchers in Brixton,London. No goat is sold in British supermarkets. The meat They sell is decent, in other words it has got a lot of meat. Will have to give Your recipe a go. And I bet it will turn out as good as it looks. It is a nice sunny day in Surrey,England today. I don’t know how long it will last. It is anybody’s guess. We will make hay while the sun shines. Pardon the pun. We are off to London for the day. Have a SPLENDID weekend.


    • Nandini June 6, 2015 at 8:27 am #

      Thank You Mr Stan for your kind words. Your mum was right. The meat-to-bone ratio is way less in Goa. We too get our meats from Pakistani stores as it is not available in any other stores. I am sure the goat xacuti must be awesome. You and Mrs Stan have a great sunny weekend πŸ™‚ .

    • Loretta June 8, 2015 at 11:30 am #

      Did someone say Goan xacuti??? :)) I’m taking the next flight to the UK πŸ™‚

  10. goatsandgreens June 6, 2015 at 4:24 am #

    Yep, goat is about my favorite form of red meat… this looks great!

    • Nandini June 6, 2015 at 8:29 am #

      Thank You much and yes I can see why πŸ™‚

  11. geekkat June 6, 2015 at 6:51 am #

    Yum!! It looks so good!!

    • Nandini June 6, 2015 at 8:30 am #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  12. Carol Balawyder June 6, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    I’m not sure about the goat but your mint sauce looks yummy! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks much Carol. I do agree goat is not everyone’s cup of tea πŸ™‚

  13. fromthefamilytable June 6, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Goat is a favorite along the US-Mexico border. Your version looks delicious. Your images – as always – are beautiful.

    • Nandini June 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

      Darryl, now it makes sense to me, as Birria Taco’s are popular in LA mostly found on food trucks. I have only had them once’s. Thank Much again πŸ™‚

  14. betternotbroken June 6, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    I need to get over my fear of goat, I mean, I eat goat cheese so why not? Thank you once again for a palate expanding inspiration. Love the salad!

    • Nandini June 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Thank You so much. It has the same gamey/ musky taste as goat cheese. If you eat lamb then it is not much different.

      • betternotbroken June 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

        You are welcome, and I love lamb!

  15. terrepruitt June 7, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    I have not yet tried goat meat. My husband eats it. It took me becoming an adult and cooking meat myself before I realized I liked it. Back when I was young the way to cook stuff was, let’s just say diffferent. The recipe sounds delicious!

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

      Thank You Terre. I started to eat it just last couple years as I could not handle the gamey taste and smell. Guess age has made me wiser πŸ™‚

  16. itsjusttoni June 7, 2015 at 7:34 am #

    I love the recipe for your dipping sauce! I don’t like lamb but I love chivo (Mexican style goat)!

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank You so much. I am happy to know that. I need to try some chivo myself πŸ™‚

  17. Linda Creation June 7, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    Wooooooow Nandu refreshing

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank You Linda πŸ™‚

  18. trucvert June 7, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    Looks delicious, especially the mint sauce!

  19. skd June 7, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Delicious!! Makes me hungry..

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

      Thank You Much πŸ™‚

  20. Freda @ Aromatic essence June 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    this really looks refreshing Nandini πŸ™‚
    I have nominated you for the “Sisterhood of the world” bloggers award. Do check it out at

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      Thank You so much Freda for the award and for thinking of me. That was very kind of you πŸ™‚

  21. kstorm93 June 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    looks amazing! Good thing I am about to eat. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks Much and it is good to know my food is appetizing πŸ™‚

  22. deutschtrailer June 8, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    Mmmhhhh delicious, thank you very much Nandini….πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      Thank You so much and I am truly sorry to be missing your post. My wordpress reader has been randomly missing on displaying many blogger post and looks like it is problem.

      • deutschtrailer June 10, 2015 at 8:09 am #


  23. Loretta June 8, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    Yumm Nandini, goat chops, wow! I actually rather like the bones on any meat or fish. That’s half the fun chewing and munching on it. Great ingredients. I tried responding to Mr. Stan, but the reply did not go under his response :). Goat xacuti had me salivating too πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank You so much Loretta. I think it may not work as Mr Stan uses a email address instead of a blog avatar. But your comment shows just below my reply to him. Hopefully he sees or gets your reply through his email πŸ™‚

  24. ssuratkar June 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    Awesome!! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank You much πŸ™‚

  25. glutenfreezen June 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    I’ve never had goat meat! And while I do prefer my meat medium rare, this looks delicious! And what a gorgeous presentation with the mint dipping sauce in the middle. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words April πŸ™‚ .

  26. Tanveer Rauf June 9, 2015 at 7:03 am #

    Ilove goat chops , yummy spicy moth watery πŸ™‚

    • Nandini June 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

      Thank You so much Tanveer πŸ™‚

  27. Love Served Daily June 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm #


    • Nandini June 12, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  28. Harry...the Man! June 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Can you substitute anything else for the cilantro?

    • Nandini June 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

      Harry parsley maybe the closet substitute or you can skip it as mint has a much stronger flavor.

  29. KCole's Creative Corner June 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    Hello! What a great recipe this looks like! I think I’ll try it tomorrow! You have been following my blog for a while, and I just followed you. I was wondering if you wanted to exchange guest posts. This means that I would write a guest post on your blog, and you could write one on mine. This is totally just a suggestion that I think may help both of our blogs. The way this would work is I would send you a post, and you could review it to make sure it meets your standards. I would do the same with the post that you sent me. We would then let the other know what changes or edits we made on the others post. Once that was reviewed, we would post them to our blogs. The reason for doing this is to help drive traffic to both of our blogs. if you’re wondering what to say in the guest post, you could share your best recipe and tell a little it about yourself. It is completely up to you. If you’d like to, then please let me know. Have a great day! And best wishes!

    • Nandini June 12, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

      Thanks much Cole for your kind offer. I will have to get back to you πŸ™‚

      • KCole's Creative Corner June 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

        Of course. Take as much time as you need!

  30. dawnspitfire June 11, 2015 at 8:52 pm #


  31. afracooking June 12, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Goat! I just have to try this recipe. But where will I find goat? I have eaten it often on holiday but have never seen/bought it here in the Netherlands. Although it is such an international country I must be able to find it. I will keep my eyes open. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Nandini June 12, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

      Thanks Much Afra! I hope you do find it and let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  32. postdot June 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    This really looks delicious.

  33. Kouzounas Kitchen June 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Lovely recipe!

    • Nandini June 22, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Thank You much πŸ™‚

  34. dawnspitfire July 3, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Reblogged this on dawn ➽ spitfire's blog© and commented:
    Save save save… #YUMM!

    • Nandini July 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog πŸ™‚

      • dawnspitfire July 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

        I’m glad for people who like to share! β™₯

  35. Alok Verma September 2, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Looks really good. I think I’m gonna try this today.

    • Nandini September 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

      Thanks Much Alok. That is awesome πŸ™‚

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