One popular dish from Djibouti is “Skoudehkaris,” a flavorful Djiboutian lamb and rice dish. Here’s a concise version of the recipe:


  • 500g lamb meat, cubed
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water or lamb broth


  1. Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear, then set it aside to drain.
  2. In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until they become translucent.
  4. Add the cubed lamb meat to the pot and cook until browned on all sides.
  5. Stir in turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, and cinnamon. Mix well to coat the meat.
  6. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  7. Pour enough water or lamb broth into the pot to cover the meat.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  10. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 1 hour, or until the lamb is tender and the flavors have developed.
  11. Meanwhile, cook the basmati rice according to package instructions.
  12. Once the lamb is cooked, remove it from the pot and set it aside.
  13. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork and add it to the pot with the remaining sauce.
  14. Mix the rice and sauce together gently to combine.
  15. Return the cooked lamb to the pot and stir it into the rice.
  16. Cover the pot again and let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  17. Serve Skoudehkaris hot as a main dish.

Enjoy the rich flavors of Djibouti with Skoudehkaris!



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