Meatball & Tomato Stew

Daoud Basha

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Amoul: Some family recipes

By Amoul Oakes

Published 2008

  • About

It is said that this was the favourite dish of a Turkish “basha” or dignitary, so it was named after him. It is served with short grain Egyptian rice.


  • 500 grams minced lamb (lean leg of lamb)
  • 500 grams minced beef
  • 4–5


Mix the minced meat well with the spices, salt and flour to form a dough, as you would for hamburgers. Shape into small meatballs with diameter of approximately one and a half inches.

Heat vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high fire. Add the meatballs, tossing gently until they are well browned and taking care not to break them.

Add the chopped onions and saute together for a f