Lamb Gheimeh Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Lamb Gheimeh

Home-made Lamb Gheimeh, a traditional Persian dish which is easy to prepare for you to enjoy. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 800 g lamb, shanks
  • 2 medium onion or 300 g, chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes or 300 g, chopped and skinned
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large potato or 300 g, peeled and cut into 3 cm cubes
  • ½ cup chick pea, dried or 100 g, pre-soaked for 4 hours
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons whole cardamom pod
  • 3 medium dried lime
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon or 20 g
  • 6 cups water or 1½ litres, hot

How to Prepare

  1. In a large pot melt butter and fry lamb shanks for 5 mins.
  2. Add onions, tomatoes, garlic, potatoes, chickpeas, turmeric, cardamom pods, dried limes, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and water, cover and allow to simmer on medium heat for 2 hours or until meat and chickpeas are fully cooked, soft and tender.
  3. Remove limes, cardamom and meat and from pot. Discard limes and cardamom pods, allow meat to cool and remove from bones.
  4. Strain remaining content in the pot, and reserve soup.
  5. Return meat and strained vegetables to the pot, mash with a mallet until meat is shredded and vegetables are mashed (Do not use a food processor)
  6. Place meat and vegetable mixture on a large plate, pour over some of the sauce and serve hot with a side of the soup, and spring onions.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 320.00 Kcal
Protein: 23.00 g
Carbohydrate: 21.00 g
Fats: 16.00 g

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