• Ayia-Napa
  • Larnaca
  • Limassol
  • Nicosia
  • Paphos
  • Polis


Lamb with rice and vegetables, baked in a clay pot

Tavas — lamb with rice and vegetables, baked in a clay pot («tava» means clay pot). 


Leg of lamb: 1 kg

Rice: 2 cups

Chopped tomatoes and tomato paste: 2 cups

Potatoes (thinly sliced): 2-3

Chopped onions: 2-3

Any vegetable oil: ½ cups

Water: 4 cups

Salt and pepper: to taste

Cooking method

1. Chop the lamb and sprinkle it with salt.

2. Put half the lamb into a pot. Then pour half the rice over it and add the tomato paste. Sprinkle some salt over it and add cumin. Add ½ cups of oil.

3. Add the remaining rice and meat. Then cover everything with potato slices, sprinkle with salt and cumin. Then add tomatoes, pour water and the remaining oil.

4. Cover with a lid and put in a preheated stove (175 ºC). Cook for 3 hours.