Lamb, Barberries & Orange Pilaf (Gheymeh Nesa)

Lamb, Barberries & Orange pilaf (Gheyme Nesa). What a beautifully aromatic dish this is. The flavours coming from the spices and in particular the fresh orange peel and barberries is a marriage made in heaven. The lamb brings an earthy taste which balances out the rest of the dish. The house at the moment just…

Pumpkin & Lamb stew (Khoresht-e-Kadoo Halvaie ba Goosht)

Ingredients 380g Pumpkin 380g Lamb 1 Onion (medium size) 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp brown granulated sugar 2 pinches of ground nutmeg 2 pinches of ground saffron 1/2 Tblsp tomato puree 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/4 cup oil (I used vegtable oil) for frying the pumpkin 1/4 cup oil…

Haleem (Cracked wheat and Lamb topped with Sugar & Cinnamon)

    Haleem is a wonderful hearty broth which can be eaten at any time of the day. I especially enjoy eating it during the cold winter morning’s. My grandmother always knew to make this for me when we came to visit her in Iran, she knew it was one of my favourite dishes. I…

Lamb & Lentil Stew (Khoresht-e-Gheymeh)

Khoresht-e-Geyme is a very traditional Iranian dish. There’s not an Iranian house that hasn’t at one point made this dish. It’s also made during particular religious ceremonies. Ingredients 240g diced shoulder of lamb (chopped I to small cubes) 1 Onion (finely chopped) 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp…

Broadbean & Lamb Rice – (Loobiya Polo)

This is an amazingly scrumptious dish. The art is to ensure you don’t over power it with the meat and allow the subtle flavour of the broadbeans and spices to come through. Trust me when I say your  guests will be asking for seconds! This dish serves 4 people. Ingredients 1 Onion 2 cloves garlic…

Pan Seared Shoulder of Lamb

This is a quick and easy win. I had so much going on yesterday that not even pasta would have been this quick! Saved me do much time, pleased the grumbling tummies and tasted delicious. Ingredients 4 large pieces of lamb steak Sea salt for sprinkling Ground black pepper for sprinkling 5 tblsp olive oil…

Sour Cherry & Lamb Stew (Khoresht-e-Albaloo ba Goosht)

This dish is a favourite of mine, but I haven’t had the chance to make it in a while. I happened to have the cherries for the jam I was planning to make, but seeing that I had the lamb as well I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of making this lovely sweet and…