Laban Oummo

Lamb in Yogurt: Laban Oummo

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword Lamb meat, Yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 250 gr Lamb cut in cubes Cooked ahead; check the link above
  • 10 Baby Onions
  • 5 Cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

For The Yogurt

  • 1 Kg Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp Tahini Paste
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Water

For the Toppings

  • 1/2 cup Pine Kernels toasted or fried
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mint
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil extra-virgin


  1. Fry the onions in preheated oil, turning them gently until they turn yellow. Add the garlic and stir for a minute. 

  2. Add the meat cubes and water, stir and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

Cooking the Yogurt

  1. Whisk the Corn starch in the 1/4 cup of water, and pour it on the Yogurt. 

    Add the Tahini, salt and white pepper, and blend well.

  2. Slowly pour the yogurt mixture in the cooking meat, stirring continuously, in one direction, until boiling point.

Serving: Hot

  1. Remove the Laban Oummo from the heat, and pour it into a deep serving plate.

    Sprinkle with dry mint, and the pine kernels.

    Serve with Lebanese Vermicelli Rice on the side.