Stew and Casserole
Khoresht and Khorak
Khoresht means 'stew' and Khorak means 'meal' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).
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.
Beef Spinach Stew
Chicken Walnut Stew
Casseroles will refer to Khorak dishes which are meals unto themselves, served with hot bread and a salad on the side. Khoresht will refer to stews which are served over rice.
Khoresht e Ghormeh Sabzi / Spinach Kidney Bean Stew
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.
Ghormeh Sabzi recipe
Khoresht-eh Fesenjan / Chicken Walnut Stew
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.
Khoresht-eh Fesenjan recipe
Khoresht-eh kadu / Zucchini Stew
Strips of zucchini sauteed then stewed in tomatoe sauce and whole tomatoes.
Khoresht-eh Kadu recipe