Mutton or lamb meat in sauce

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 Algerian Recipe for Tagine of meat with chickpeas



chtitha lham


 On the day before of Eid al-Adha, I suggest to you  this  very easy and very tasty recipe that I call chtitha Lham with Lham, tagine of meat with meat, oh  yes no room for fresh vegetables in this tagine lol .. but there are chickpeas instead. Remember to allow for plenty of  bread to accompany this tagine as I personally can eat half a baguette of bread with it as it's very nice .. lol
For more recipes for Eid el Adha I invite you to visit my index Eid Lekbir (Recipe here).


500g Mutton cut into small pieces
1  garlic clove
1 handful chickpeas
Paprika, cumin, cinnamon
Salt and pepper
3 tbsp of oil




In a tagine or pot, brown the meat in oil. Add crushed garlic and spices.
Cover with water, add the chickpeas and cook until the meat is cooked.
The sauce should be  reduced.


chtitha lham


chtitha de viande

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Comment on this post

Lilly 11/17/2010 05:53

Nice dish! I'm getting hungrier as I type this.

june seghni 11/15/2010 11:49

I enjoyed something very similar to this at my in-laws but didn't realise how easy it would be to make as my mum-in-law won't let me in the kitchen...we visit from uk and are treated like royalty !
I'll definitely give it a go soon !

couscousandpudding 11/15/2010 21:57

glad you  enjoyed the food over there, I have lots of  traditional Algerian recipes on my blog, most of them are very easy to follow and prepare, good luck..if you have any
question don't hesitate to contact me ...xxxx