Thursday, May 19, 2011


(Text in English is below. Türkçe tarif için buraya tiklayin)


Today I didn’t feel like cooking dinner so I thought let’s order something: sushi? Kebab? Fish? While browsing the menus to choose, I saw “fennel with lamb’s meat” in one of the menus. Fennel? I have fennel leaves in the fridge as well as lambs meat! So back in the kitchen! 

Fennel has a strong aroma, so maybe not everybody’s favourite but we like it very much at home! This dish is quite rich: it has vegetables, meat and a yoghurt based creamy sauce (surprise, surprise J). And the strong aroma of the fennel is balanced with the rest of the ingredients in such a nice way! Already one of our favourites! 

Below you will find the details for the recipe: 


fennel leaves, carrot, onion, potato

250 grams fennel foliage washed and cut apart from its stem. Chop the leaves fine. 

fennel leaves cut apart from the stem

250 grams lambs’ meat cut in cubes

lamb's meat cut in cubes

1 big onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 small or medium potato, cut in cubes

carrot and potato chopped

200 grams yoghurt
1 egg
2 table spoons of flour
Juice of half a lemon
2,5 glasses of warm water


  1. Sauté the meat for a few minutes. Add the onion, continue sautéing for a minute. Then add the carrot and the potato.
  2. Add 1 glass of warm water and close the lid and cook till the meat is soft. You will see that the meat soaks almost half of the water.
  3. Add the fennel leaves and 1 glass of warm water. Cook till the fennel leaves are soft.
  4. While the fennel leaves are simmering, mix the yoghurt, the egg, flour and half a glass of warm water with the help of a blender.
  5. When the fennel leaves are cooked well enough for you (you will have to decide for yourself how soft you like them), take a spoon of the remaining water in the dish and add to the yoghurt mixture and mix it well. Do this a few times. The yoghurt mixture should now be ready to be added into the fennel dish! But you have to do it very carefully; very slowly and bit by bit. While you add the yoghurt mixture into the dish, you should stir the dish this time.
  6. Let it cook till it boils and then let it simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Add the salt the very last.

step 1
Step 3

Step 6
happy ending!!!

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