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Cyprus Ttavas (Cumin Lamb Casserole)


  • 1 kilo of lamb
  • 1 1/2 kilo of onions sliced
  • 5-6 potatoes cut in cubes
  • 6-7 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cyprus Ttavas (Cumin Lamb Casserole)

Cyprus Ttavas (Cumin Lamb Casserole)


  • Cut the lamb meat into small pieces.
  • Peel, wash and cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • Peel and slice the onions.
  • Wash and slice the tomatoes.
  • Place all the ingredients (except from the cumin) in an ovenproof dish like a Pyrex with a lid or an earth ware pot (clay pot) with a lid (if available).
  • Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Place the lid on the dish and place in the oven.
  • Cook in a preheated to moderate oven 170-180 degrees Celsius (see conversions) stirring occasionally until is cooked.
  • When the Tavas is cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle with ground cumin.
  • Serve immediately with some Greek salad or leafy salad and a glass of red wine or anything else you desire.

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