What Is Omani Shuwa & How To Make It?

Omani Shuwa & Its Recipe

Omani Shuwa is not just a meal; it's a cultural experience.

 A whole lamb (or large portions of lamb), rice, an array of aromatic spices, clarified butter (ghee), and banana leaves.


Marinate it in a paste made by grinding cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.

1. Marinating the Lamb

The tightly wrapped bundle is secured with twine, ensuring the lamb is sealed within the leaves.

2.Wrapping in Banana Leaves

The lamb package is placed on the hot stones, covered with more hot stones, and then buried for 24-48hrs.

3. Pit Cooking

It's usually served with fragrant saffron rice and a sauce made from the cooking juices.

4. Serve Hot

Its often being prepared for special occasions and gatherings.