Instant Pot Lamb Tagine with Lentils


This lovely Moroccan-inspired Instant Pot tagine has a wonderful taste and a little kick. The spices combine to present a warm flavor, and the honey and raisins soften the tangy tomatoes with a bit of sweetness. You can double the spices if you like, but start with listed measurements and adjust per your tastes! Serve with rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1 onion

  • 1 pound cubed lamb stew meat

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 1 ½ cups diced potatoes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup dry lentils

  • cup raisins, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste (Optional)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add ghee. Add onions and cubed lamb to the melted ghee; cook and stir until lamb is browned and onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, potatoes, and garlic. Cook for 2 more minutes.

  2. Mix in salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, and chili flakes. Stir in tomato paste. Add chicken broth, lentils, raisins, and honey; stir until all ingredients are well combined.

  3. Turn Saute mode off. Close and lock the lid. Set vent to 'Sealing' and select Meat/Stew mode according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 10 minutes. Turn vent and release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
15g Fat
47g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 849mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 950mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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