Turkish-Style Lamb 'Kavurma'

Turkish-Style Lamb 'Kavurma'

Make this lamb kavurma recipe, a classic Turkish melt-in-your-mouth dish enjoyed during the Eid al-Adha Festival, or "Kurban Bayramı."
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut the meat and fat into bite-sized cubes and put it all in a saucepan. Add the salt and turn through with your hands.
  2. Step 2

    Turn the heat on high until the bottom begins to sizzle. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Leave the pan to simmer very gently for several hours. Turn the meat over occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  3. Step 3

    You’ll know the meat is ready when there is no liquid left except the melted fat and the meat is falling apart and has darkened in color.
  4. Step 4

    Serve the hot kavurma with a side dish of rice or bulgur pilaf and other traditional Turkish dishes.