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Tunisian Eid Al Adha Osban (Usban)

This Tunisian Eid Al Adha Osban (Usban) recipe is packed with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, etc. It also contains an appropriate amount of calories that provide the body with energy.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tunisian
Keyword: osban
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Asma


  • Ingredients for the pouches:
  • 1 stomach of lamb
  • 1 Liver of lamb
  • 1 Pound of minced lamb or beef
  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of dry mint ground
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground caraway
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp of Ras el Hanout
  • 1 Pinch of salt to taste
  • Ingredients for the sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups of oil
  • Optional: 1 Cup of chickpeas
  • Finely chopped parsely
  • Finely chopped cilantro for garnishing
  • 1 Pinch of salt and 1 pinch of pepper to taste


  • For the cleaning:
  • Start by boiling a large pot of water over a medium-high heat
  • Wash the stomach of the lamb very well with the help of the cold water; making sure that you remove any debris very well
  • Once the water starts boiling, put the stomach into the water a few times; but make sure not to burn your hands; this step of boiling water will help you to firm up the stomach of the lamb and will facilitate the process of cutting
  • Now scrap the inner part of the stomach; make sure to remove the grey lining; then keep the dipping the scrapping until the stomach of the lamb becomes white
  • Now cut the stomach of the lamb into the size you desire.
  • With the help of a needle and a butcher twine, sew the stomach into the shape of a pouch.
  • For the filling:
  • Start by cutting the liver, and the lungs into small pieces; then finely chop the onion and the garlic
  • Chop the herbs fine
  • Place all of your ingredients in a large bowl, and mix all very well
  • Now, wear gloves and gently fill the pouches with the filling, make sure each pouch is filled very well
  • Carefully sew close all the pouches.
  • Now the Osban is ready for you to cook in a sauce; it is better to use a pressure cooker for that:
  • So to cook the sauce; sauté the garlic and the onion in the oil.
  • Add all the spices, the tomato paste, the chickpeas and the pouches.
  • Now add in enough quantity of water to cover the pouches.
  • Cover with a lid and cook until everything becomes tender for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy your Osban


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 1g