Tharid with regag

Tharid with regag

20 mins Prep · 115 mins Cook

This traditional Emirati stew with lamb and assorted vegetables is poured over crispy flatbreads that soak up all the juices, making it an immensely satisfying dish

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 115 minutes
Serves 8
Cuisine Arabic
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 283
Fat 16g
Saturates 5g
Protein 10g
Carbs 25g
Sugars 6g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details


Cooking Instructions

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Cube the lamb shoulder.


Remove the stems from the chillies, peel and thinly slice the onions, finely grate or slice the garlic and ginger, quarter the tomatoes lengthways and slice the carrots in half lengthways.


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat.


Season the lamb all over with the bzar; working in batches.


Add the lamb to the saucepan and cook, turning as needed, until browned on all sides, approx. 6 minutes. Transfer the lamb to a plate and set aside.


Add the cloves, red chillies and onion to the saucepan, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and begins to caramelise, approx. 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring until fragrant, approx. 2 minutes. Add the cumin, freshly ground black pepper, cardamom, tomatoes and bay leaves, and cook, stirring until tomatoes are soft, approx. 2 minutes.


Return the lamb to the pot, along with any drippings that accumulated on the plate.


Halve the potatoes. Add the potatoes, carrots and water to the pot.


Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, until the meat is tender, approx. 1½ hours; season with the salt and freshly ground pepper.


Line a large, deep serving dish with regag flatbreads, and using a large spoon, arrange meat and vegetables over the flatbread in the dish.