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How to Make Thereed – UAE Food Recipes

Thereed is one of the most delicious traditional dishes in the Arab region with satisfying lamb and vegetable stew. Although you can find Thereed in various restaurants across the Middle East, we recommend making it home to create a memorable experience and relish the delectable lamb. Here are the ingredients and instructions to make Thereed. Read on!

Table of Contents


  • One cup of canola oil
  • Three pounds of lamb
  • Two tablespoons of mixed spices
  • Five whole cloves
  • Two chilies
  • One large yellow onion
  • Six cloves of minced garlic
  • One four-inch minced ginger
  • One tablespoon of ground cumin
  • One teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • One teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • Four plum tomatoes
  • Two bay leaves
  • Fifteen baby Yukon potatoes
  • Two medium carrots
  • Two small zucchinis
  • Two frying peppers
  • Four 12-inch flatbread
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in your Dutch oven over high or medium heat
  2. Season the lamb with mixed spices
  3. Add lamb to the pot and cook for six minutes
  4. Transfer the lamb to the plate and set aside
  5. Add chilies, cloves, and onion to the pot
  6. Cook until onion is soft for two minutes
  7. Now add pepper, cumin, cardamom, tomatoes, and bay leaves
  8. Continue stirring for two minutes to make the tomatoes soft
  9. Return the lamb to the pot
  10. Add potatoes, zucchini, carrots, peppers, and twelve cups of water
  11. Bring the boil and reduce the heat to medium-low
  12. Simmer for one or two hours
  13. Season with salt and pepper
  14. Line a serving dish with flatbread
  15. Arrange the veggies and meat over the flatbread using a slotted spoon
  16. Pour liquid is a serving bowl
  17. Enjoy the delicious Thereed