Put the garlic cloves, ginger, sea salt and black pepper corns into a mortar and pound with pestle into a rough paste.
Mix in the oil, turmeric and yellow curry powder to create rub mixture.
Rub rib chops with the mixture.
Set an air fryer at 400°F. Arrange rib chops in the air fryer basket.
Air fry for 10-15 minutes.
Check the rib chops to ensure the level of doneness to your taste.
Remove from the air fryer and cover loosely with foil. Set aside for a few minutes before serving.
Alternatively, heat a skillet with oil over medium-high heat. Sear rib chops for about 3-4 minutes each or until well browned. The crust should be cooked and lamb chops should be pink (medium-rare) in the middle.
Heat the Thai yellow curry sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove and serve the sauce on the side with the rib chops. Brown rice or wild rice and fresh salad pair well with this dish. Enjoy!