I got this recipe from an Iraqi family after the Persian Gulf War when me and my family were camping in northern Michigan. They had left Iraq after the invasion of Kuwait, and I was lucky to be strolling thru the park when I smelt this meal cooking in their cabin. They warmly shared their meal and gave us the recipe. The slow-simmering smells wonderful and the flavor is fantastic. This is not a spicy curry as curries go, so even my kids will eat it. I suppose when our troops start coming home, they just might inundate us with the flavors and recipes they've experienced over there and will want to have them again, just like our ancestors have after coming home from successfully liberating the oppressed countries of the past century. Hope you try this and think of our troops.