lamb or beef
- 4 bunch
- 1 bunch
- 1 bunch
Limoo amani (dried lemons)
- 1 tablespoon
Salt & Pepper
Ghormeh sabzi (qormeh sabzi or قورمهسبزی in Persian) is a stew made with meat and fresh herbs. Ghormeh Sabzi is considered as the national dish in Iran. Ghormeh is the Azeri word for “stew” and Sabzi means “herbs” in Persian.
Ghormeh Sabzi is a delicious lemony stew. It is prepared with a blend of herbs, mainly composed of parsley, leeks, green onions, cilantro, as well as dried leaves of fenugreek (shanbalileh). This mixture of herbs is very often fried before being cooked with meat (lamb or beef), red beans, onions and Limoo Amani (dried lemons).
Other Iranian stews are absolutely worth trying, such as Khoresh Gheymeh, Khoresh Fesenjan or Khoresh Bademjan!
Wash the herbs, dry them and finely chop them with the leeks and green onions.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and cook the fresh herbs for 10 minutes while stirring.
Preparation of Ghormeh Sabzi
In a large pot, brown the chopped onions in a little oil until golden brown.
Add the meat (lamb or beef), turmeric, salt and pepper to the onions and cook for about ten minutes.
Add the red beans, the chopped and fried herbs and the limoo amani (dried lemons) that you have to pierce with a fork or a knife.
Add water until everything is covered. Cover the pot and simmer over medium heat for 2 hours.
Serve and taste
Adjust the seasoning to your taste.