Spiced Lamb Pot

Lamb, Poitjie, Recipe -

Spiced Lamb Pot

Another comforting, winter warmer poitjiekos recipe. This is one of our favourites due to its simplicity, amazing flavours and huge success rate. 

  • Prep - 20 min
  • Cook - 2 hours
  • Ready In - 2 h 20 m
  • 4-6 servings


  • 1kg lamb knuckles (available in the online store)
  • 1 spiced lamb pot sachet (available in the online store)
  • 3 med. onions chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup dried peaches
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetables of your choice, cleaned and cut (we used potatoes and butternut)
  • Oil for frying


    1. Fry onions in oil until golden, together with the garlic and the crushed chillies (top layer). Reduce the quantity of chilli or omit if you prefer a milder dish.
    2. Add the meat and the spices in the second layer and stir-fry on high heat until the meat is browned.
    3. Add 1/2 cup of hot water together with the peaches, sugar and salt. Replace lid and cook on low heat until the meat is nearly tender.
    4. Dissolve contents of third layer in a little water and mix in well with the meat (add more liquid if necessary).
    5. Pack vegetables on top of the meat in layers, season to taste, then sprinkle with spices in the bottom layer. Continue cooking at a slow simmer until the meat is done.
    6. Serve with yellow rice (we used Basmati rice) and fruit chutney.


    Lamb Knuckles 500g and Spiced Lamb Pot (available from the online store)