Irish Stew

Irish stew or “stobhach gaelach” as it is called in Gaelic (Irish language), is one of Ireland’s national dishes.It is traditionally made with mutton or lamb, potatoes, onions, and carrots and thyme for extra flavor  It is a slowly cooked dish which ensures the meat is tender and flavorsome. Topped with fluffy dumplings, this delicious stew makes for a hearty winter dinner!

What You Need:

3 T ghee

½ cup chopped onions

4 peppercorns

½ Kg cubed mutton marinated with:

  • 2 tsp ginger garlic
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground green chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric pwd
  • ½ tsp garlic flakes
  • ¼ tsp barbecue spice

1 carrot- peeled and cubed

1 potato- peeled and cubed

½ cup grated tomato

2 sprigs of thyme herb

Here’s How:

  1. Sauté onions with the peppercorn in ghee.
  2. Add marinated mutton with 4-5 cups water.
  3. Cook until the mutton ¾ way cooked.
  4. Add the cubed potatoes, thyme, and carrots.
  5. Add dollops of dumpling dough to the above and cover the pot. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your dumplings. The bigger they are, the longer they will take to cook.

For the dumpling dough you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well. Drop by small dollops into the stew. (They might sink but that’s okay, it will float to the surface when cooked).

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