Grilled Tandoori Pork Recipe


Combinations of sweet and hot spices flavor Indian dishes. This recipe gives the taste and red-orange tint of a tandoor oven to these grilled chops. Serve with Yellow Rice, fresh grapes and warm flatbread.


  • 4 boneless pork chops (1 1/2-inch thick)
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger root (grated)
  • 1 jalapeno chilies (seeded)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (fresh)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • red food coloring


  1. Combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, pepper, cilantro and cumin in blender container; puree. Add a few drops of red food coloring. Place chops in large plastic bag, add yogurt marinade, seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove chops from marinade (discard remaining marinade) and grill over medium-hot fire; grill chops for 12-16 minutes, turning once, internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.