Lamb Chickpea Stew

Lamb Chickpea Stew

Hearty Lamb Chickpea Stew

My hearty Lamb Chickpea Stew is a warm meal you can make for a large group of people. With only a little hard work you will make your house smell like you cook everyday. Do not be intimidated by the ingredients because the instructions are simple and easy. Lamb Chickpea Stew is definitely one of those meal that will impress your guests when serving. Have fun preparing this hearty meal.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup yellow split peas, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 lamb shanks, with bones
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate molasses
  • 4 dried red chiles, chopped
  • 2 tbsp garam marsala
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Pita bread
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 32 oz beef broth

Directions:

Firstly, chop the eggplant into crossection pieces and place them in a cup of water with salt. Allow the eggplant to  sit for 30-45 mins.

Second, heat cast iron pot with vegetable oil. Once the pot is hot cube the lamb shanks and season using garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, pepper. Add cubed lamb into pot and cook for 5 minutes on each side. When the lamb sticks to the pot move it around and add the onion. After you cook the onion down with lamb shanks for another 5 minutes then add beef broth and bring to a boil.

In the same way the lamb is cooked add potato, carrots, yellow split peas, red chiles, cumin, coriander, garam marsala, and pomegranate molasses. Allow everything to boil for about 45-60 mins.

The eggplant is ready to be taken out of the bowl of salt water. Heat a skillet with vegetable oil and cook for 10 minutes on each side. Once eggplant is cooked after an hour and a half add the eggplant into the pot. Boil the stew for another 30 minutes.

Cook the basmati rice in water or chicken broth with a pinch of salt and butter. Heat pita bread from your local store (Phoenicia Bakery) and your are ready to serve. Finally your stew should be falling off the bone and ready enjoy with incredibly hot pita bread and basmati rice in a bowl!

Get you a glass of J. Lohr Chardonnay and enjoy your meal

Sincerely,

Better Say Ya Grace

 

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