Posted in Casseroles, Lamb Dishes, Turkish Cuisine

Apricot & Cinnamon Lamb Casserole

peach cinnamon lamb casserole

This is an Eastern Turkish recipe I found from a Turkish housewives site (forget the name of it now)…


1 tbsp margarine (or oil) for frying

300g diced lamb

2 cinnamon sticks

½ tsp coriander

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp paprika

1 cup water


3 dried apricots

1 tsp grated ginger

1 clove of garlic (crushed)

½ an onion (finely chopped)

½ tbsp flour


Marinade the lamb with all the spices ın room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a separate bowl, place the apricots and add enough boiling water to just cover them.

Put margarine/oil in a pan, heat then brown off the lamb.

Add the onion and garlic and stir until browned.

Add the flour and fry for 1-2 minutes.  Now add the ginger.

Add water to the same level of lamb (not too much) then dice and add the apricots.  Place the cinnamon sticks in the pan.

Simmer for 1 hour (check water while cooking and stir as necessary.  Add more boiled water if too thick.


Serve along with rice.