djarkope
Djarkope
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Djarkope is a traditional lamb stew with sweet notes from Kyrgyzstan.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kyrgyzstani
Servings: 4 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
  • 2 lb boneless lamb shoulder
  • 1 lb ​​scallions , sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 4 carrots , sliced
  • 4 potatoes , cut into chunks
  • 2 tomatoes , peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 fennel , thinly sliced ​​lengthwise and crosswise
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
Instructions
  1. Cut the lamb into pieces of about ½ oz.

  2. Brown meat in hot oil over high heat (meat should be roasted)
  3. Reduce heat to medium temperature.
  4. Add carrots, onions, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili and pepper.
  5. Mix well. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  6. Add the potatoes, garlic, cilantro, boiling water and salt.
  7. Bring to boil.
  8. Cook 10 minutes over medium heat and 40 minutes over low heat.
  9. Five minutes before the end of the cooking, add the fennel slices.
  10. If necessary, increase the temperature to reduce the liquid after cooking.