Lebanese Lamb and Chickpea Stew

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A delicious, fragrant Lamb and Chickpea Stew spiced with the sweet and spicy yet mild Lebanese Baharat Spice. Lebanese Baharat is to the Middle East what Garam Masala is to India – it’s an integral spice for adding flavour, and its composition is dependant on the region. No matter which regional version, however, any Baharat blend has the sweet yet savory notes that are just perfect for lamb.

Teamed with tender chickpeas, sweet onions, and fresh coriander, this classic stew showcases the best of simple Middle Eastern flavours.

This dish is great to make a day ahead and reheat, giving it a chance to fully develop its wonderful flavours.

We have many other delicious recipes with Baharat for you to try in our African and middle eastern recipe section

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  1. Place a heavy-based pan on med-high heat with a generous drizzle of olive oil. When hot, add in your lamb pieces, Baharat Spice Blend, garlic, and onion, and saute until well browned and fragrant.

  2. Add your chickpeas, tomato paste, and 2/3 cups of water and bring to the boil. Once bubbling, reduce to a gentle simmer, place on the lid, and simmer for 2 hours. When done, the meat will be soft and tender and the chickpeas cooked through yet still slightly firm.

    Serve with flatbread, couscous, or just a simple salad, and enjoy!

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