Yakhanit Batata (Potato Stew)

"If you are a stew lover, this is the one for you! A rich deep blend of flavors. Lamb slowly cooked with potatoes and garnished with parsely/cilantro. A dish sure to fill your eyes and stomach. Posted for ZWT6. A Syrian recipe  "
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
1 stew




  • Put lamb shanks in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and remove all froth. Add salt and allspice. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 2 hours.
  • Peel the potatoes and dice into 2cm cubes. Deep fry in canola oil and leave them on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Saute the onion. When translucent, add mined garlic and stir for a minute.
  • Then add the meat and stock to the onion and stir in the potatoes.
  • Season with the rest of the spices and adjust the salt. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add parsely/cilantro 3 minutes before turning the heat off. mix gently.
  • Serve hot with peppered rice.

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