How to make Lamb Tagine With Prunes -

A sweet and sour dish prepared by cooking lamb cubes alongwith sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Shoulder Of Lamb, Prunes (प्रून्ज़ )

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Lamb Tagine With Prunes

Lamb Tagine With Prunes Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lamb Tagine With Prunes Recipe

  • Shoulder Of Lamb 1 inch cubes 800 grams

  • Prunes 4 tablespoons

  • Ginger ground 2 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Cinnamon, ground 2 teaspoons

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • California prunes 1 1/2 cups

  • Honey 2 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1/2 cup


Step 1

Pour three tablespoons oil into a deep pan.

Step 2

Add lamb cubes, ginger, saffron, cinnamon, black pepper powder, onion and a little salt

Step 3

Add enough water to cover the lamb and mix well.

Step 4

Bring the mixture to boil, reduce heat and simmer till the meat is cooked.

Step 5

Add the prunes and cook uncovered till the liquid reduces to a sauce consistency

Step 6

Stir in honey and cook for a further two minutes.

Step 7

Heat the remaining oil in another pan and sauté the sesame seeds until lightly coloured.

Step 8

Pour the tagine mixture into serving bowls, sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve hot

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