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Delicious Mansaf Recipe

Delicious Mansaf Recipe

Delicious Mansaf Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cuisine Jordan
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal


  • 907 g Mutton Meat
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 crystals Gum Arabic (کیکر کاگوند) 
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 pods Cardamom 
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • All Spices
  • 1  Bay Leaf

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • tsp Salt
  • A Pinch of  Saffron

For the Laban Sauce:

  • 1 Laban Jameed (Butter Milk Such as goat)
  • 4 cups Water

For the Topping:

  • 4 tbsp Almonds
  • ½ cup Parsley 


For the Meat:

  • Put the meat in 6 cups of water, bring to a boil and add the spices.
  • When the water comes to a boil turn down to a slow simmer.
  • Cook for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Add more boiling water if necessary.
  • Once the meat is done, pour through a sieve and preserve the water. Set the meat aside on a plate for later.

For the Laban Sauce:

  • Wrap the laban in a cloth and break into pieces with a hammer.
  • Place the laban and 4 cups of water in a food processor and process until laban has dissolved.
  • Pour laban into a bowl through a sieve, set aside.
  • Pour the laban into the meat water, and put back on the heat. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the meat chunks to the sauce (leaving out the spices).

For the Rice:

  • In a pot, put 2 cups rice, 4 cups water, 1½ tsp salt and a pinch of saffron.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until all the water has gone.

Bringing It All Together:

  • Toast your almonds in a frying pan with a little olive oil.
  • Tear bread into little pieces on a plate as a base for the meal.
  • Ladle some of the sauce over the bread on the plate.
  • Spread the rice over the bread.
  • Ladle more sauce over the rice.
  • Place the lamb chunks on top of the rice.
  • Ladle more sauce over the top.
  • Sprinkle toasted almonds and parsley over the entire dish.

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