Jordanian Beef Brisket with Saffron and Pistachio yoghurt Recipe

Jordanian Spice Mix is a classic red meat spice mix. This spice mix combines the flavors of Cardamom, cloves, cumin, ginger, Cinnamon, pepper and a subtle touch of chilli powder.

Ingredients – Spice mix marinade

  • 1 kg beef brisket on bone
  • 30g of Jordanian spice mix
  • 1 tbsp of ginger – finely grated
  • 2 garlic – crushed
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Oil

Ingredients – Yogurt mixture

  • 1/2 tsp of saffron thread- brewed in 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 2 tbsp of pistachio
  • 185g plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp of blanched almonds
  • 3 tbsp of pure honey


  1. Make short deep slits over the beef brisket.
  2. Combine all the ingredients from spice mix marinade and rub all over the beef.
  3. In a food processor – pure the yogurt mixture. Spoon the pure over the spiced beef.
  4. Cover and marinade in the fridge for at least 24 hours to 48 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170C. Place the marinated beef with juices in a casserole dish along with 1cup of boiling water. Cook for 2-3 hours until the meat falls apart.
  6. Once cooked, with a fork pull the meat apart.
  7. Serve alongside to hummus and tabbouleh.
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