Masala Pork Chops Recipe

Hope all of you in SG (and if the country you reside in celebrates Deepavali, the Festival of Lights too 🙂 ) had a good holiday break yesterday. I was feeling a bit under the weather in the last couple of days but managed to bounce back with more energy today. 🙂 Before Deepavali, I had gone to Little India twice to check out the festive bazaar as well as to shop for spices as I was into making Indian dishes, which I will of course be sharing soon. Today, we shall start off with Masala Pork Chops. A healthier version. 😉

Lamb or Pork – All Up To You

I don’t really see Masala Pork Chops being served in Indian restaurants here. In fact, I was thinking of making a lamb version but as I couldn’t get the lamb shoulder chops that I wanted, I changed my mind and went for pork chops. If you like to eat lamb, you may want to use it instead of pork. But honestly, I think any meat works fine for this recipe. All up to you.

Masala Pork Chops Recipe

Can’t really make out where the pieces of pork chops are in this picture? 😛 Because they are thoroughly coated in that thick spiced yogurt sauce with peas. 🙂 It’s actually my second time making this because I’m not too happy with the previous photos that I took and it seems like I have still failed to make the dish look nicer this time. Oops. 😳

Masala Pork Chops Recipe

Use Low Or Non Fat Greek Yogurt With No Added Sugar

I used light Greek yogurt (since I always have a tub in the fridge) to create that creamy consistency which worked really well in this recipe. At the same time, the Greek yogurt provided some tang as well so the flavour wouldn’t be so one-dimensional. Another alternative is to use reduced fat cream cheese which I had also tried with earlier and it turned out really delicious. Try both and see which one you prefer. 😉

Masala Pork Chops Recipe
  • 2 pork chops
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 red onion, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-size piece ginger, peeled & grated
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 100g light Greek yogurt
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 5 tbsp water
  • cooked snow peas as garnish
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
Heat oil in pan and fry the onions till they start to brown slightly.
Add the garam masala and cumin seeds and fry till fragrant.
Add the pork chops and brown both sides.
In a bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, tomato paste, chilli powder, yogurt, lemon juice and water. Stir to mix.
Reduce the heat to low and pour the yogurt mixture into the pan.
Stir and allow the pork chops to cook for another 10 minutes.
Stir in the peas.
Garnish with snow peas and serve.

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