This was very good. The gravy was rich and thick. I followed the lead of the previous reviewer and sauteed the onions and browned the meat. I did not cut up the meat but used lamb shoulder chops. The lamb was very tender. I mistakenly used ground cinnamon since I could not find my cinnamon sticks. It would be better with the cinnamon sticks. I doubled the amount on all the seasonings.
I really liked the diverse textures of the fininshed product with the crunchy walnuts, melting slow cooked meat and tender crisp veggies. However, the flavor was missing a richness which I expected from this dish. The next time, and there will be one, I plan to sweat the onions, brown the meat, and deglaze the pan with the wine. I can't wait to try again. Thanks for posting.