How to: Cook Australian Lamb Molokhia

Sponsored: Part four of the True Aussie Ramadan cooking series. This week, Chef Tarek Ibrahim brings you a delicious traditional recipe you can try at home…

Looking to get creative in the kitchen? Think of your favourite local dish. Now, think of your preferred meat – lamb? or beef? Then, think Australian.

Contrary to the perception among Arab meat lovers that imported meat is most suitable only for western dishes, the versatility, tender quality, and delicious flavour of Australian meat make it an excellent choice for traditional dishes as well.

In order to help you save your time and energy for the actual cooking process, What’s On has teamed up with True Aussie Lamb and Beef and celebrated TV chef Tarek Ibrahim who will be sharing some of their favourite recipes over the holy month of Ramadan which you can try at home.

This week, True Aussie shows us how to make Australian Lamb Molokhia

Check out the video below and then scroll down to get a list of the ingredients and the method to prepare this simple yet delicious traditional dish.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 75 minutes

Here’s what you’ll need

500g Australian lamb shoulder, cut into chunks
2 bags frozen molokhia, thawed
1 big onion
3 to 4 pieces of mastic gum
Garlic, minced
Salt to taste
Pine nuts, for garnish

Bon appetit!


1. Add the lamb pieces into a pot of boiling water. Add 1 onion (cut in half) into the pot along with the mastic gum.

2. Cover the pot and cook until the meat is tender (about 45-50 minutes). Once the meat is tender, strain the broth and set the lamb pieces aside.

3. In another pot, cook the thawed molokhia. Pour the strained broth into the molokhia and stir to combine.

4. Next, in a skillet, melt butter and roast minced garlic. Then add it to the molokhia mixture and cook for 20 minutes.

5. To serve, place the cooked lamb pieces at the centre of a plate, and pour the molokhia around the meat. Garnish with pine nuts.

Where to buy?

Looking to get your fix of True Aussie Meat in the Middle East? Head to lambandbeef.com/where-to-buy for the retailer’s list.


To find this recipe and loads more, including tips and meat hacks, cooking inspiration and where to buy head to lambandbeef.com