This dish is usually served at weddings, Eid and other special occasions.
Mavrou is a very colourful dish and is usually made with steak.
1 kg cubed steak or goulash
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground jeera (cumin)
3 tsp ground koljana (coriander)
2 tsp barishap (fennel seeds)
2 – 3 tsp crushed red chillies
3 whole allspice
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground garlic
3 cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks
Few strands saffron (optional)
4 large onions, thinly sliced
Oil for braising onions
2 large tomatoes, grated
• Combine all spices and mix well with meat. Marinate for at least an hour.
• Heat oil in large pot and braise onions until soft and golden, adding water when necessary.
• Add meat and cook covered until soft, adding water when necessary.
• Serve with white or savoury rice decorated with boiled eggs cut into quarters.
Served with steamed mix vegetables of peas
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