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5 from 3 votes

Xinjiang Cumin Lamb

Cumin lamb is a special dish from China. It is popular in northwestern China and plays a very important role in local banquets and daily diets.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Xinjiang Cumin Lamb
Servings: 4
Calories: 456kcal


  • 300g lamb
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 3 slices ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (If you like onions, you can use them instead of garlic.)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar Adjust as you like
  • 10 Sichuan Pepper
  • 1 cloves aniseed
  • 5 small bunches coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame


  • Mix five-spice powder, cooking wine and lamb in a bowl and marinate it for 30 minutes. Get the other seasoning ingredients ready.
  • Heat a wok with oil, and stir-fry the Sichuan Pepper and aniseed until fragrant, then remove the Sichuan pepper and leave the oil in the wok. Add ginger and green onions in the wok, and stir-fry them until fragrant.
  • Add lamb in the wok, and cook it until the color is changed. Add 1 teaspoon of sugars and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.
  • Add cumin, sesame and chili powder and continue to cook it until the sauce has reduced to the desired thickness, and then add 1 teaspoon of salt. And stir-fry it a few times.
  • Add garlic and coriander in the wok. Stir-fry it a few times and transfer it on a plate. Serve.