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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Mansaf Recipe [ Jordan Dish ]

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Amazing traditional Middle Eastern rice dishes. Mansaf is a traditional Jordanian meal comprising of a layer of flatbread, rice, dried yogurt sauce, lamb, and toasted nuts and parsley.

This is often served for big dinner parties in our culture. I made this dish many times and every time turned delicious.

For this Amazing delicious dish you only need 4 important ingredients rice, lamb, flatbread and liquid jameed which is readily available in Middle Eastern store. Its few steps but trust me worth the try.

Jordan mansaf recipe
Servings For : 8 – 10 People Prep Time : 2 Hour

For Meat Ingredients:-

5 lbs of Lamb Shoulder cut into medium pieces and washed. Pot of Water 5 cardamoms 3 Bay leaves 1 chopped onion.

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Step 1:-

Place the meat into a large pot and cover it with water. Place on the stove on medium to high heat to bring this to a boil. Once it starts boiling, you will see some scum start to arise on the top of the pot from the meat. Just spoon this off and place it in a bowl to discard.

Step 2:-

Add cardamom, and bay leaves, and onion to the pot. Bring it down to a simmer and let this cook for another 1 1/2 hour or so until the meat is tender.

Step 3;-

Once the meat is tender, place the meat in a pan and set aside. Save some of the broth of the meat. You will be using a portion of it to add to the yogurt to thin the sauce if necessary.

The yogurt ingredients:-

1 container liquid jammed 2 cups plan yogurt 2 tablespoons mansaf spice (optional) 2 cups beef broth( less or more depending on how thick or thin you like your yogurt sauce).


Step 1:-

In a large pot add the liquid jammed then add 2 cups of the plain yogurt then add the 2 cups of beef broth, then add 2 tablespoons mansaf spices if you have it, Whisk all the ingredients together very well.

Step 2:-

Now place your pot with the yogurt mixture on the oven over medium heat.

Step 3:-

Let your yogurt mixture cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4:-

Now, add the lamb pieces back into the pot with the yogurt. Let it cook together for another 15-20 minutes.

Rice ingredients:-

3 cups rice

6 cups of water

2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoons turmeric

2 tablespoons vegetables oil


Step 1:-

Soak the rice with hot water and add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to the water for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2:-

Drain the rice in a big pot on high heat add 2 tablespoons of vegetables follow by the 3 cups of rice and the 6 cups of hot water, then add the salt then turn the heat to low.


Let the rice cook for 20 minutes or until the rice cooked. Now time for assembling, You will need a huge platter about 16 inches round. Add the bread which should be ripped into pieces. Soak the bread in a few cups of yogurt sauce from the pot. Then add the rice and top that with the lamb pieces. Garnish with all the nuts and parsley. Serve the yogurt in a big bowl beside it so you can ladle more on top of your plate as you wish.

Mansaf Recipe

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