Slow-Cooked Moroccan Goat with Makfoul

An authentic Moroccan dish, adapted for a slow cooker.

Lamb can be substituted for goat.

Moroccan Goat Curry

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 500g goat leg or shoulder  cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt,
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground fenugreek
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp ground fenugreek



  1. In a hot pan, brown the meat in olive oil on all sides, then place in the slow cooker
  2. In the same pan sauté the chopped onion until softened
  3. Add the garlic and ground spices, sauté until aromatic,
  4. Stir in the chicken stock and add to the slow cooker with the bay leaves, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  5. Cook on low for about 3 hours, then cook on high for 1- 2 more hours with the lid off until the meat is tender and the gravy has thickened.
  6. Remove the bay leaves, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick before serving the meat and gravy


  1. In the last hour while the meat is cooking, sauté the sliced onion until soft, then add the chopped tomatoes
  2. Lower the heat and continue cooking, stirring every few minutes, until the tomato and onion are caramelized and thickened. This should take around 45 minutes or more.
  3. Stir in the honey and fenugreek. Keep the makfoul warm until the meat is prepared.


Slow-Cooked Moroccan Goat with idli rice and makfoul



About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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