A simple mutton stew adapted from an Arabic dish – Al Marqoq – to suit the slow cooker cooking style. I have used my homemade Gulf Spice Powder (Ibzar) that gives the stew a taste distinct from our usual curries. You can replace lamb with chicken and add vegetables of your choice.
Turn on your slow cooker before you start any other work. Pour in 2 tbsp oil.
Add whole spices, meat, ginger-garlic paste, onions, tomatoes, spice powder, and salt. Mix to coat all the mutton pieces in the spice powder. Cover with the lid and let it simmer for half-an-hour.
Add 2 cups of water and allow the mutton to cook. It may take 4-5 hours. If you are using chicken, don’t add water unless its necessary.
Add the vegetables when the mutton is nearly cooked.