Timen Ajami (Spiced Lamb Skillet)

Recipe: Timen Ajami (Spiced Lamb Skillet)


  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground lean beef or lamb
  • 1/4 ts Allspice, ground
  • 1/4 ts Madras curry powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tb Rose water
  • 1/2 c Currants, dried
  • 1/2 c Almonds, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion. Saute until onion is tender. Add meat. Cook until browned and crumbly. Drain off fat, if necessary. Add allspice, curry powder, salt and pepper to cooked meat.
  2. Cook 3 minutes to blend flavours. Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking. Serve hot.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: Irish

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