Baharat is a Middle Eastern spice that is added to dishes to give them more aroma and flavor. There are different types of baharat spice mixes depending upon the region. Choose the one that suits your taste.
This meat recipe can be eaten with pita bread, rice or couscous. It also goes well withÂ tzatziki.
1 teaspoonÂ ground coriander
1/2 teaspoonÂ ground cumin
1/2 teaspoonÂ ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoonÂ ground caraway
1 teaspoonÂ turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground chili
2 tablespoons butter
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup minced onion
1-1/2 pound ground meat (beef, turkey, lamb or pork)
1 cup diced tomato
2 teaspoonsÂ dried cilantro
1 teaspoon Gulf baharat
Fry the ground meat in a skillet for 8-10 minutes or until brown. Drain the excess oil and set aside.
Combine the coriander, cumin, cardamom, caraway, chili and a little water to form a paste.
In a large skillet or saucepan over medium flame, melt the butter. Saute the garlic and ginger for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Add the onions and tomatoes. Cook it for 5-8 minutes over high heat. Stir in the spice paste and cook it for another 5 minutes. Stir it occasionally. Add the cooked ground meat, cilantro and baharat and let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Season it with salt before serving. Serve warm.
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