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Monday, May 26, 2014

Lamb-Spinach in Yogurt

(Etli Ispanak Borani - Antakya)

Lamb-Spinach in Yogurt
500 g fresh baby spinach, washed, drained
150 g lamb, cut in cubes
1 + 1/4 cup warm water
1 medium-size onion, chopped
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/3 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed

1/2 cup creamy yogurt
Mint, dry

Cook the lamb cubes with their own juice. Then add 1 cup of hot water and cook at low heat until the lamb pieces are tender.

Meanwhile, saute the onion with butter and olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until the smell of garlic comes out. Then, add the cooked lamb, chickpeas, spinach, 1/4 cup of water, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes at medium heat.

Place the creamy yogurt in a bowl. Take 2-3 tablespoon of juice of the dish and pour into the bowl. Whisk them well. Slowly pour this mixture over the spinach, stir. Simmer for about 5 minutes without the lid. Season with mint and serve.

2 servings.



At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spinach and chickpes it must be a tasty combination! :) greets

At 8:04 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, I bought lamb mince instead of lamb cubes by mistake. Can this recipe be made with the mince? If so, I can I do it please :)
Thank you

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi K Cristini,

Sure you can:) Saute the onion with oil or butter or both until it is softened then add the minced lamb. Continue to saute until all the water evaporates while stirring. The rest is the same.

Or season the minced lamb with salt and pepper, knead and make little koftes (meatballs). Then, saute the onion with oil, add the lamb-balls and lightly fry. The rest is the same:)

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi binnur, should this be served with bread or rice? thanks a lot in advance :)

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It can be served with bread or pide on the side:)
Afiyet olsun!


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