Khaleeji Lamb Frike Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Khaleeji Lamb Frike

Khaleeji Lamb Frike's a traditional family-friendly recipe to make a staple in every household. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 1.5 kg lamb, with bones, cut into medium pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6.5 cups or 1625 ml water
  • 3 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger powder
  • 4 whole cardamom pods, partially opened
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium or 300 g onions, diced
  • 3 cups or 500 g frike, rinsed well

How to Prepare

  1. Combine lamb pieces with the spices and marinate for half an hour.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet, fry the lamb pieces on all sides until they become brown then add water.
  3. Add MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes, ginger powder, cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks. Cover and simmer for 1½ hours or until the meat is tender.
  4. Remove the meat and bones from the skillet, reserving the broth. Keep the meat warm.
  5. Melt butter in the skillet and sauté the onions for 4-5 minutes until it becomes tender.
  6. Measure around 5½ cups or 1375 ml from the meat broth and add to the frike, (if the stock is not enough add more water) then bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and cook over low heat, around 25-30 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed and the frike is cooked.
  8. Remove the meat from the bones then serve the frike on an oval dish, topped with the pieces of lamb meat.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 744.00 Kcal
Protein: 42.00 g
Carbohydrate: 54.00 g
Fats: 41.00 g

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