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Mansaf Lamb And Yogurt

Ingredients -

4.5 lbs osso bucco lamb



¼ cup olive oil

1 onion, largely sliced

2 carrots, largely sliced

10 allspice berries

6 cardamom pods

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise

3 bay leaves

1 nutmeg

6 cloves

50 oz yogurt

3 tbsp flour

Cooked rice

Mixed roasted nuts (almonds, pine nuts, cashews, etc.)

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to broil at 360F.

  2. Place the lamb in a pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Season the meat with salt, pepper, and drizzle with ¼ cup olive oil. Add in 1 onion and 2 carrots. Cook evenly until the vegetables are well done.

  4. Transfer everything to a soup pot.

  5. Add in the allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaves, nutmeg, and cloves. Cover it with water and simmer with a lid for one hour.

  6. Remove the meat from the pot. Place on a baking tray, brush with a little olive oil, and broil for 5 minutes until browned.

  7. Strain the liquid from the pot into a bowl. Keep the liquid from the bowl, and discard the spices and vegetables in the strainer.

  8. In the soup pot over medium heat, combine yogurt, a ladle scoop of the meat liquid, flour, and 1 tsp salt. Whisk until smooth, then remove from heat.

  9. To serve, place pita bread on a plate, top with cooked rice, the lamb, a nut mix, and the yogurt sauce.


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