Mamsaam Chops Recipe (Lamb Chops in Black Pepper Gravy)

Andhra style Mamsaam Chops i.e Lamb Chops in Black Pepper Gravy is perfect for an evening drinks with friends or with steaming hot rice, dal and a dollop of ghee. The black pepper in the gravy gives the curry a fantastic flavour and depth.  Lamb, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Salt, Oil, Ghee, Cloves (Laung), Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Onion, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Whole Black Peppercorns, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chillies, Dry Red Chillies   500 grams Lamb , lamb chops 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder Salt , to taste Oil , as required 2 tablespoons Ghee 3 Cloves (Laung) 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 1 Onion , finely chopped 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1 tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns , roughy pounded To be ground in masala 1 inch Ginger 12 cloves Garlic 2 Green Chillies 4 Dry Red Chillies     10   45     To begin making the Mamsaam Chops recipe, firstly wash and dry the mutton chops and half cook them using a pressure cooker along with 1/2 cup water, salt, turmeric and chilli powder. This should take about 3 to 4 whistles.Grind together all the ingredients of the masala to a smooth paste using a little water if required in a grinder.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, once the oil is hot add all the dry masalas and fry for 2 minutes till fragrant.Add onions and fry till deep brown in colour. Stirring so that they don’t burn. Add the par boiled lamb chops along with water and cook for about 2-3 minutes.Now add the ground masala, coriander powder, black pepper and mix well. Let it simmer covered till the full is fully cooked and the gravy turns thick.Serve Mamsaam Chops as a side dish with hot Steamed Rice, Phulka and Kerala Style Chicken Tomato Roast for a delicious wholesome weekend lunch or dinner.