How to make Lamb Stifado -

Marinated boneless lamb cubes cooked with plenty of tomatoes to make a delicious dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless mutton (हड्डी रहित मटन), Tomato concasse (टमाटर/टोमाटो कौनकास)

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Lamb Stifado

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Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lamb Stifado Recipe

  • Boneless mutton cut into medium cubes, 500 grams

  • Tomato concasse 2 cups

  • Garlic cloves chopped 3

  • Cloves 6

  • Cinnamon 2 inch

  • Fresh oregano 1 teaspoon

  • Red wine 2 tablespoons

  • Red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil 4 tablespoons

  • Shallots 10-12

  • Tomato puree 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Paprika smoked 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh parsley chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Place the lamb cubes in a large bowl. Add the garlic, cloves, cinnamon, oregano, red wine and red wine vinegar, mix well and set aside to marinate for twenty to thirty minutes.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add the shallots and sauté for five minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 3

Add the marinated lamb cubes and sauté till well browned from all sides. Reserve the marinade.

Step 4

Add the sautéed shallots along with the reserved marinade, tomato concasse, tomato puree and sufficient water and stir to mix.

Step 5

Add salt, paprika and crushed peppercorns and mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for thirty to forty minutes. Add parsley and mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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