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Garam Masala Pork Chops with Mint Yogurt and Spiced Couscous

 
One serving costs about $4.6 One serving costs about $4.6

$4.60 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Garam Masala Pork Chops with Mint Yogurt and Spiced Couscous might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 466 calories, 45g of protein, and 16g of fat each. For $4.6 per serving, this recipe covers 29% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is liked by 2 foodies and cooks. This recipe is typical of Indian cuisine. A mixture of lemon, garam masala spices, raisins, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. To use up the couscous you could follow this main course with the Couscous Mango Mousse as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 78%. This score is good. Try Garam Masala Lamb Chops with Apricot Couscous, garam masala , how to make punjabi garam masala powder at home, and Grilled Lamb Chops with Garam Masala for similar recipes.

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Gabrielskloof Chenin Blanc

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1.33 cup
1.33 cup chicken broth
chicken broth
0.67 cup
0.67 cup couscous
couscous
10
10  fresh mint leaves
fresh mint leaves
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps garam masala
garam masala
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
24 oz
24 oz lean pork loin chops
lean pork loin chops
1
1  lemon
lemon
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
4 tsps
4 tsps raisins
raisins
some
some salt
salt
2 tsps
2 tsps sesame seeds
sesame seeds
0.5 cup
0.5 cup yogurt
yogurt
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp
cayenne pepper
1.33 cup chicken broth
1.33 cup
chicken broth
0.67 cup couscous
0.67 cup
couscous
10  fresh mint leaves
10
fresh mint leaves
4 Tbsps garam masala
4 Tbsps
garam masala
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cumin
24 oz lean pork loin chops
24 oz
lean pork loin chops
1  lemon
1
lemon
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
4 tsps raisins
4 tsps
raisins
some salt
some
salt
2 tsps sesame seeds
2 tsps
sesame seeds
0.5 cup yogurt
0.5 cup
yogurt

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
broiler
broiler
grill
grill
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
sauce pan
sauce pan
broiler
broiler
grill
grill
aluminum foil
aluminum foil


Instructions

  1. Chops:
  2. Trim pork chops of excess fat. Rub garam masala into chops (both sides).
  3. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours, to allow flavors to penetrate.
  4. Chop the mint and stir into the yogurt and refrigerate for the same period as the pork chops.
  5. Preheat broiler. Spray broiler rack with nonstick cooking spray. Broil chops for about 5 minutes each side. Alternately, grill chops over direct heat until well marked on both sides, move to indirect heat, cover loosely in foil, and cook until internal temp reaches 145F. Remove from heat and allow to rest 3 minutes.
  6. Serve with mint yogurt.
  7. Note: *Garam Masala is available in specialty stores and many larger grocery stores.
  8. Spiced Couscous:
  9. In a medium saucepan bring the broth, raisins, olive oil, cumin, cayenne and salt to a boil. Stir in the couscous, bring back to a boil, cover and remove from the heat. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  10. Juice the lemon and stir into the couscous with the sesame seeds.
  11. Serve.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.60
Ingredient
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1.3333333333333333 cups chicken broth
⅔ cups couscous
10 fresh mint leaves
4 tablespoons garam masala
1 teaspoon ground cumin
24 ounces lean pork loin chops
1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons raisins
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
½ cups yogurt
Price
$0.57
$1.01
$0.91
$0.23
$2.52
$0.13
$11.08
$0.50
$0.33
$0.13
$0.15
$0.82
$18.38

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."

  • Couscous is actually a type of pasta made with flour and water. Whole wheat couscous is a bit healthier, but a better swap for health-conscious cooks would be quinoa. Plus, quinoa is gluten free (couscous isn't).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

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Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If you're baking with raisins, you can add them to hot water for 10 minutes or so to plump them up, then drain. You can also use some of the flour the recipes calls for to coat the raisins before mixing them into the dough so they won't all end up at the bottom.

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Green Tips

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
465k Calories
44g Protein
16g Total Fat
33g Carbs
34% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
465k
23%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
4g
25%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
116mg
39%

Sodium
584mg
25%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
44g
90%

Selenium
59µg
86%

Vitamin B1
1mg
85%

Vitamin B3
15mg
79%

Vitamin B6
1mg
70%

Phosphorus
508mg
51%

Potassium
947mg
27%

Vitamin C
22mg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.43mg
26%

Fiber
5g
23%

Zinc
3mg
22%

Manganese
0.39mg
20%

Magnesium
75mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
18%

Vitamin B12
1µg
17%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Vitamin A
670IU
13%

Iron
2mg
13%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Calcium
88mg
9%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Folate
16µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.54µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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