In a large saucepan over medium heat, sear the veal cubes in the olive oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. Season.
Add the onion, garlic and cumin seeds and cook while stirring for 3 minutes.
Add all the other ingredients, except the olives, and reduce heat to medium/low. Cook while stirring occasionally for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Add the olives and cook for 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and toasted bread if desired.