Algerian Stew for Couscous


Serves: 4
Preparation time
: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours 10 minutes


4 pieces Tasman Leg of Lamb
4 carrots, peeled and cut into big chunks
4 yellow zucchini, cut into chunks
1 cup chickpeas, soaked the night before
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ras el hanout spice mix
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 litre water (approx.) or 1 litre broth
3 tbsp Olivital extra virgin olive oil


Heat the oil in a large pot, e.g. one for soup. Add the onion and the meat and let it take some colour.

Add enough water or broth to cover the meat, usually about 1 litre. Stir in the spices.

Add the chickpeas right now, or they will never become soft!

Let it simmer on low for about 1 hour.

After 1 hour, add the vegetables, make sure everything is slightly covered with water/broth. Let simmer for another hour.

After these two hours, vegetables should be soft, and you should be able to tear apart the meat with a spoon, as this is how it is eaten!

Check for seasoning and serve with steamed couscous!