Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

A quick to assemble recipe that smells wondereful and tastes even better!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the meat in small batches, and cook over a medium heat until well browned.
  3. Return all the meat to the pan.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients (except the almonds) and season with pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer covered for about 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
  6. Garnish with the almonds, and serve with rice.


Most Helpful

Heavenly scents from this Heaven sent meal. The lamb is succulent and bursting with flavor. I made a mistake - I thought, and you know what thought did, that I had a bag of Prunes at home - not so! I substituted raisins, still excellent. I served it in whole wheat pitas, obviously eaten with knife and fork ,along with some tomato & sweet onion. Thanks Jans for another lamb keeper.

Bergy September 26, 2004

I made this last night for a Shabbat dinner- it was so easy to make and delicious! I especially liked how it only required a few minutes of work, then simmer for an hour while I worked on other things. The only changes I made were to add a tiny bit of cumin cayenne pepper and a quarter of a preserved lemon to balance out the sweetness a little bit. It tastes even better the next day, I will definitely make this again, and will experiment making it with beef since lamb is expensive/seasonally available where I live. Thanks for posting!

Sephardi Kitchen January 29, 2011

Wow this was easy and super-tasty! I cut the prunes in half, but realized halfway through the cooking why you don't have that in the instructions! The insides started to stick to the bottom of the pan - but I saved it before they burned. So, next time, I'll leave the prunes whole until the eating part :) And there will most definitely be a next time!

barrdbarrbarr December 22, 2009

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