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Agneau aux Fèves Vertes et aux Amandes

Lamb with Fresh Fava Beans and Almonds

Course Main Course
Cuisine Egyptian, Jewish, Moroccan
Keyword almonds, fava beans, lamb
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 4 Tbsp. Oil
  • 2 lbs. Mutton or lamb cut into large pieces
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Mace
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1 Cup Almonds green or blanched
  • 1 lb. Fava beans weight is after shelling, fresh if possible
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in large pot and brown meat all over. Add water and bring to boil. Season with salt, pepper, mace, and simmer for 2 hours, adding more water if needed.

  2. Fry onions in remaining oil until golden in another pan. Stir in almonds. Add onions, almonds, fava beans, and honey to meat. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until almonds and fava beans are tender.