A simple yet exquisite and tasty lamb recipe all the way from Greece.
Stifado Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar

- 4

Cooking Time

-100 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • 4 pieces Lamb Leg (Shanks)
  • 1 cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 Pimento
  • 9to10 Shallots (Peeled)
  • 7 – 8 Cloves Garlic Cloves
  • 2sprigs Rosemary
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • To Taste Salt
  • As Needed Olive Oil
  • 40 gms Halloumi Cheese. For Accompaniment:{Steamed Rice}


  1. 1

    Marinate lamb shanks in a bowl with1 cup tomato paste, 1 tbsp vinegar, salt to taste and 2 roughly crushed pimentos or sweet peppers.
  2. 2

    Warm olive oil in a pan, add 10 shallots,8 garlic cloves and rosemary sprig.
  3. 3

    Switch off the gas and add the marinated lamb to the pan.
  4. 4

    Cover the pan with aluminium foil and bake at 170 degree for 1½ hours.
  5. 5

    In a grill pan warm olive oil and fry 40 gms halloumi cheese.
  6. 6

    Remove Stifado from the oven , add grilled halloumi cheese on top of the dish.
  7. 7

    And serve Stifado with hot steamed rice.
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Ranveer's fascination with food began on the streets of Lucknow. One of India's youngest executive chefs when he headed the kitchen at The Claridges, New Delhi, he has also spearheading Taj Group properties like Goa-based restaurants Morisco, Il Camino and Fishtail. This globe-trotting award-winning chef paints in his free time.

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