Tunisia Kamounia Dish

Traditional Tunisia Kamounia Dish
A Delicious and Hearty Traditional Dish From Tunisia

Tunisia Kamounia is a delicious and hearty traditional dish from Tunisia, North Africa. It is a stew that is made with lamb or beef and a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes. The dish is seasoned with a blend of spices such as cumin, coriander, and paprika, which give it a rich and aromatic flavour.

Tunisia Kamounia Dish
How to Make the Tunisia Kamounia

To make Tunisia Kamounia, the meat is first browned in a large pot with some olive oil. After the meat is browned, the vegetables are added to the pot and sautéed until tender. Once the vegetables are cooked, the spices are added to the pot and everything is stirred together to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed.

The next step is to add some water or broth to the pot and bring everything to a boil. Once the stew is boiling, the heat is reduced to low and the pot is covered. The stew is then simmered for several hours until the meat is tender and the flavours are fully developed.

Served With Bread or Couscous

Tunisia Kamounia is typically served with bread or couscous, which is a type of North African pasta made from semolina flour. It is a filling and satisfying dish that is perfect for cold winter days or for sharing with friends and family.

A Dish for All The Family to Enjoy

In Tunisia, Kamounia is often served during special occasions such as weddings or religious celebrations. It is a dish that brings people together and is enjoyed by all. If you ever have the opportunity to try Tunisia Kamounia, be sure to savour every bite of this delicious and comforting stew.

How to Make Tunisia Kamounia Dish


4 Servings                                                                                                                                                        500 gm beef pieces                                                                                                                                        1 teaspoon turmeric                                                                                                                                        1 tablespoon harissa                                                                                                                                      3 cloves garlic                                                                                                                                                    2 dashes salt                                                                                                                                                500 gm mutton liver                                                                                                                                        4 tablespoon virgin olive oil                                                                                                                            1 tablespoon tomato puree                                                                                                                            1 teaspoon red pepper                                                                                                                                    2 teaspoon cumin powder                                                                                                                            1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Step 1 cut the beef and liver                                                                                                              To cook your authentic Kamounia, first, you need to prepare the meat. So cut the beef (or veal) into pieces, and then cut the liver (beef or veal liver).

Step 2 Cook the meat                                                                                                                        In a large pan, pot or Dutch oven, pour the olive oil and heat. Once hot, add the pieces of meat and liver. Place on high heat and stir very often with delicacy for at least 5 minutes without adding water. Then, add a tablespoon of tomato puree and a tablespoon of harissa. Cook until the meat is tender. (Note: Harissa is a kind of Tunisian pepper puree and it’s optional.)

Step 3 Add spices and cook for 2-3 minutes.                                                                                  Add a teaspoon of cumin powder into your pot and stir well. Next, add turmeric, red pepper and stir once again. Finally, add salt & pepper along with water as per required consistency. Stir and cook for 30-40 minutes.

Step 4 Add garlic cloves and remaining cumin powder                                                          Once the meat is cooked, add garlic cloves along with the remaining cumin powder. Cook for another 5-10 minutes and serve hot with rice.

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