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Meat Cholent

Meat-based cholent is the Ashkenazic Jewish stew traditionally served for lunch on Shabbat.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried beans
  • 1 1/2 kg brisket
  • 3 onions
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger and pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 6 peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup barley
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt to taste


In a large deep pan soak the beans in water overnight. Drain the water.

In a pan fry the onions till golden. Add the meat and fry till almost cooked. Add the salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic paste. Stir and fry for another 5 min.

Add beans, potatoes, and barley . Fry for another 5 min or until tender.

Add paprika and flour and pour in some water. Stir well and decrease the heat.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the meat and beans are cooked well.

Serve with rice and coriander if desired.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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