by The Hairy Bikers

Packed with flavour, this slow-cooked lamb dish can be served with couscous or good-quality bread.

Main course

Buyer's guide

Look for bright yellow-green seeds; dull brown-grey ones will be old.


Store in an airtight container away from direct sunlight to prevent discolouring.


Fennel seeds are used in European, Middle Eastern, Indian and Chinese cuisines. They are ground into spice mixtures and added to soups, sauces, fish dishes, lamb- or potato-based curries, pickles, condiments, breads, cakes, pancakes, desserts, confectionery and drinks. In India, they are chewed as a breath freshener and digestive aid.