This dish is so simple, beautifully flavoured and filling it would be hard to improve upon it. Using a double boiler (if you have one available) will mean that the flavours from the stew will be imparted into the Cous Cous, creating a much deeper aromatic flavour in the dish.
To Serve 4
225g Cous Cous
4tbsp Olive Oil
450g Lean Lamb
2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and crushed
½ tsp Chilli Flakes
1 Onion, peeled and chopped
2tsp Ground Coriander
1tsp Ground Cumin
1tsp Ground Turmeric
1tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 Large Carrots, peeled and sliced
225g Celeriac, peeled and cubed
400g Can Chick Peas
300ml Tomato Juice
2tbsp Tomato Puree
1tbsp Chilli Sauce
Salt and Pepper
3tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander
1. Place the Cous Cous into a sieve, then wash under cold running water to moisten all of the grains. Turn out onto a baking sheet, spread out to cover entirely, then leave until needed.
2. Cube the Lean Lamb, and seal in a large saucepan with hot fat until well browned. Add the Garlic, Chilli Flakes, Onion, Coriander, Paprika, Cumin, Turmeric and Cinnamon, then cook over a medium heat for ten minutes.
3. Add the Potatoes, Carrots and Celeriac to the pan, then fry gently for another five minutes. Stir in the Chick Peas, along with their liquid, then add the Tomato Juice, Puree and Chilli Sauce. Bring the pan to the boil, then cover and reduce the heat slightly, simmering the pan for twenty minutes.
4. Stir in the Sultanas and cook, then simmer for a further ten minutes.
5. Cook the Cous Cous as per packet instructions, before seasoning to taste. Stir in the Coriander, and serve with the Cous Cous.
Photo Courtesy of: The Marmot