Stew and Casserole recipes from Persia

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Khoresht and Khorak dishes take a longer time to prepare because so many of the recipes call for leafy green vegetables which need to be cleaned and chopped. However, this also means loads of vital nutrients and loads of flavor for the taste buds.

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Beef Spinach Dried Plum Stew

Khoresht-eh Esfanaj

Beef chunks, chopped spinach and parsley, dried plums, lemon juice and seasons. Served with plain steamed rice flavored with saffron. khoresht-eh esfanaj is a tasty and nutritious meal.

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Beef Spinach Stew

Khoresht e Ghormeh Sabzi

Khoresht means 'stew', Ghormeh means 'potted' and Sabzi means 'greens' in the Persian language. Beef chunks, kidney beans, chopped spinach, parsley, fenugreek and onions stewed to perfection and served over plain steamed rice flavored with saffron.

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Chichen Walnut Stew

Khoresht-eh Fesenjan

Khoresht means 'stew', and I am guessing Fesenjan is a derived from the the word 'pheasant'. A very tasty, memorable concoction made with chicken pieces stewed in a rich sauce made from pomegranate molasses or syrup along with diced walnuts, spices with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Serve over top of plain steamed rice.

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Zucchini Stew

Khoresht-eh kadu

Khoresht means 'stew', and I am guessing Fesenjan is a derived from the the word 'pheasant'. A very tasty, memorable concoction made with chicken pieces stewed in a rich sauce made from pomegranate molasses or syrup along with diced walnuts, spices with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Serve over top of plain steamed rice.

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Khoresht and Khorak

Khoresht means 'stew' and Khorak means 'meal' in the Persian language.

Casseroles will refer to Khorak dishes which are meals unto themselves, served with hot bread and a salad on the side.

Stews will refer to Khoresht dishes which are served over rice.