Indian Spiced Pork Chops with Cumin-Corn Riata


I’ll start by saying I have never had Indian food in a restaurant, but I have had some made by a coworker from India.  The food is highly spiced, but that does not mean it is all hot.  A lot of it is, like the Pork Vindaloo I made the other day.  It had so much cayenne, that I had to fight for air to breathe.  But it was good!

This pork chop recipe is very delicious, spicy, and not at all hot.  The chops are seasoned in such a way that they remind me of one of my favorites, which is Italian breaded pork chops, but without the breading.  Somehow the spices applied here leave you with the same satisfaction, but no guilt, no empty calories.  The riata is a yogurt-based side condiment with corn kernels, chopped tomato, and cilantro.

Indian Spiced Pork Chops with Cumin-Corn Riata

Serves 4

About 30 minutes, start to finish


  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grount turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground dry mustard


  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and coarsely crushed
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn (cooked)
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Brush the pork chops with vegetable oil; combine salt, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, and mustard powder in a small bowl.
  2. Rub spices into pork chops and let sit and marinate while you prepare the riata.
  3. To prepare the riata:  Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Grill the pork chops over medium heat, covered, about 15 minutes, turning once.
  5. Serve with riata.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. linkyh says:

    These pork chops were the bomb! Way more than 5 stars! The riata was good, and I love all those ingredients, but they were not as exciting as those pork chops! Thanks, to you and all your ovens! Made for CQ4


  2. Stacy Goodall says:

    Love love love! 5 stars! I love the two items together and think the raita took the chops over the edge! Three Ovens this is a winner and easy peasy! Will certainly add this to our repertoire!


  3. Kathy D. says:

    I’ll join the other reviews in rating this recipe 5 out of 5 stars! The pork flavor is excellent! It was super easy to make, ready quickly, and had awesome flavor. This is a winner. I liked the corn raita, too. Thank you!


  4. lazyme says:

    Another 5 stars. I loved the seasonings on the pork chop. I’m not a yogurt fan but the corn was really good too. Thanks for sharing, Lucy. Made for CQ4.


  5. Lynette Clay says:

    5 stars. I have to add to previous comments. This dish is delicious but the star is the Raita. My DH and his brother just ate it and ate it until it was gone. The spices on the pork chops were really good.


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