Turkish lamb stew with almonds, apricots and rose water | ethnicspoon.com
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Lamb Stew Infused with Rose Water

Here is a Turkish and or Middle Eastern style lamb stew infused with rose water. The dried apricots, cherries, pomegranate juice and honey add a nice sweet note to this wonderful dish.  Serve this over rice or couscous.

Course Main dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword exotic flavors, hearty stew, slow cooked lamb, sweet and savory
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 268 kcal


  • 1 lb lamb cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 onion medium, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup apricots dried and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cherries dried and chopped
  • 1/4 almonds blanched
  • 1 Tbsp rose water (food grade)


  1. In a large pot heat the olive oil and add the lamb cubes. Sprinkle with salt and cumin. Add the onions and stir fry until the meat begins to brown.
  2. Add the beef broth and the parsley. Reduce heat.
  3. In a small cup mix together water, honey and pomegranate juice.
  4. Add mixture to the beef.
  5. Cover and cook for about 40 minutes.
  6. Add the apricots, cherries and almonds. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Add the rose water.
  8. Allow the stew to sit for about 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Lamb Stew Infused with Rose Water
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 734mg32%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.