Moroccan Style Lamb with Sweet Potato Mash

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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I love simple, tasty meals and this Moroccan Style Lamb with Sweet Potato Mash certainly hits the mark.

It combines sweet potato (or kumara, as we call it in New Zealand) with some wonderful Moroccan style spices and then pairs it with succulent, stir-fried pieces of lamb. Yum! The extra elements of pine nuts and yoghurt add great texture and taste and all combined together, it’s a satisfying and delicious dish put together very easily and quickly.

I was inspired by the Stir Fried Lamb with Kumara Puree recipe in New Zealand’s Cuisine magazine (issue 165, July 2014), but rather than the plain puree they suggested, went with a Moroccan inspired sweet potato mash from I was more than happy with the outcome – the flavours worked together beautifully. I’ll definitely be making this one again.



Embark on a culinary journey to Morocco with this flavorful Lamb Stir-fry! Succulent lamb is infused with warm spices like cinnamon, cumin, and ginger. A creamy sweet potato mash complements the savory flavors, while a dollop of yogurt, toasted pine nuts, and fresh coriander add refreshing contrast.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 642 kcal


For the Sweet Potato Mash

  • 675 g sweet potato
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Salt and black pepper

For the Lamb Stir-fry

  • 600 g lamb pieces
  • 2 spring onions (sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

To serve

  • 100 ml plain unsweetened yoghurt
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • Coriander leaves (cilantro)


  • Heat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the unpeeled sweet potato in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the flesh is very tender (insert a skewer into the middle of the sweet potato to test). Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.
  • Carefully peel the skin away from the sweet potato and place the flesh in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, cinnamon, cumin, ginger and paprika and mash, or beat with a fork until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Put back in the still-warm oven while you continue.
  • Put the lamb into a mixing bowl and add the oil, spring onions and salt and pepper. Mix well and add to a frying pan over high heat. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the lamb is just cooked.
  • Pile the lamb onto the sweet potato and serve each portion with a dollop of yoghurt, a sprinkle of pine nuts and some coriander leaves.


Tip: The sweet potato mash makes a great cold dip.


Calories: 642kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 29gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 960mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 24093IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Moroccan Style Lamb Sweet Potato Mash
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Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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