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Pea Stew - Bazela

Pea Stew (yakhni bazela) يخني بازيلا

  • Author: Wafa Shami
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stewing
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


Yakhni bazela يخني بازيلا or pea stew, is a hearty warm comfort dish, that kids love. It’s very easy to make especially if you have all ingredients in your freezer.


  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1/2 pound mince or ground lamb or beef
  • A pinch of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg for the meat
  • 3 tablespoons oil (divided)
  • 1 pound (about 2 cups) frozen peas
  • 2 carrots chopped (optional), fresh or frozen.
  • 3 cups fresh tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomatoes paste
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • salt and pepper



Served hot with rice.

Keywords: stew, yakhni bazela, pea stew