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Looking for a lamb stew recipe

rednails Jan 24, 2011 03:28 PM

Hi hounds, hope you can help me. I went to an Afghani restaurant this past weekend (second time there) and had a lamb dish that I'd love to recreate at home. It was called Sabsi Challaw, and basically was just stewed lamb with spinach, served with rice. The lamb was so tender, I didn't need a knife to cut it. The spinach was what I would normally think of as overcooked, but again, it was really good. I've searched online but can't find a recipe for it.

My friend ordered a beef/cauliflower stew (forget the menu name) that had a tomato base--it was also terrific. I don't eat too much beef but would love to try that one as well.

Does anyone have a recipe like this? I considered calling the restaurant but don't think they'd give it to me. My next step will be to write Bon Appetit, but that might take too long, and the dish seems so simple anyway.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. wineguy7 RE: rednails Jan 24, 2011 05:03 PM


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      rednails RE: wineguy7 Jan 25, 2011 08:42 AM

      Holy cow, that picture looks almost exactly like what I ate. But, looking at the ingredients, I see turmeric, cumin and coriander. My dish didn't taste spicy....do you suppose those spices just blended in?

      In any case, THANKS! I'll definitely try this recipe.

      1. re: rednails
        GretchenS RE: rednails Jan 25, 2011 08:54 AM

        My two cents is that those spices in those quantities would not result in a "spicy" stew, but would in fact be fairly subtle.

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          rednails RE: GretchenS Jan 25, 2011 09:01 AM

          Thanks for your input. I'm inclined to agree, but have to say that I'm sensitive to spice, it doen't agree with me, and I don't really care for dishes where it obscures the main ingredients. A hint of spice yes, but not when it's overdone. I'm always careful when eating out, or cooking in.

          Thanks again.

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