In a large saucepan heat the oil and add onions, bay leaves and meat (and garlic
granulated optional). Cook until onions are soft.
Add the cumin, ras el hanout (optional), coriander and cinnamon (salt and pepper to taste). Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
Add the apricots and their soaking juice, orange rind and juice, saffron, ground almonds and enough stock to cover. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes or util meat is tender. Don’t forget to stir once in a while and add water if necessary.
Gently dry-fry the sesame seeds in a frying pan until golden.
To serve, garnish with sesame seed and fresh parsley. Eat with French bread or over steamed couscous.