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Meatball Tagine with eggs

Ritu Sharma
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Prep Time
180 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Meatball Tagine with eggs RECIPE

This is a popular slow cooked stew with lamb in the middle east , enjoyed with bread or rice!

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Middle Eastern
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 700g Minced Lamb
  2. 400g Tomatoes
  3. 100g Dry fruits (apricots dates raisins almonds)
  4. 500ml Tomato puree
  5. 500ml Lamb stock
  6. 2 tbsp Olive oil
  7. 2 tbsp Onion paste
  8. 1 tbsp Ginger powder
  9. 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
  10. 2 tsp Coriander leaves
  11. 2 tsp Black pepper powder
  12. 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  13. 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  14. 1 tsp Garlic paste
  15. 1 tsp Saffron in water
  16. 4 Eggs
  17. Salt to taste


  1. Mix red chilli powder,black pepper, ginger powder, turmeric, cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Make balls from minced lamb and cover the lamb pieces in half of the spice mixture. Cover and leave overnight in fridge.
  3. Heat olive oil in tagine (heavy bottom shallow pan with lid), add onion paste and the remaining spice mix. Cook for 5-6 mins. Add garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 mins.
  4. In a separate pan, heat some oil and fry the lamb pieces until they are a little brown.
  5. Add these browned lamb pieces to the tagine.
  6. Add the tomato puree, tomato plums,dry fruits, lamb stock, saffron water to the tagine. Cook and simmer for 1-2 hours or until lamb is tender.
  7. Fry the eggs sunny side up style on a frying pan and add this to the lamb.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

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Beenish Fatima
Beenish Fatima   Jun-25-2017

Good... But meat balls aren't dark in colour they look lighter in my recipe

Kanak Hagjer
Kanak Hagjer   Sep-16-2015

That is one beautiful dish!!

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